Independent Tipperary County Council local election candidate Gerry McInerney from Nenagh has strongly criticised the Labour Party for its poor performance in Government.
“Three years into the lifetime of the present Government the Labour Party has failed the Irish people,” he said.
Mr McInerney described the failure of the Junior Minister for Health to secure a budget increase for mental health and social reform as one issue that had seriously affected the younger generation in Ireland.
He said that the Labour Party’s support for Minister for Justice Alan Shatter showed they were “much more interested in good jobs and a greed for power”.
The Independent candidate further claimed that Labour’s Minister for Communications wanted to close rural post offices “throughout the length and breath of the country”.
“Does the Labour Party have any care for our elderly generation who solely depends on this service?” he asked.
Mr McInerney said he was asking the one question on the minds of people in his local town of Nenagh: what has Labour done for North Tipperary?
The former Fianna Fail member described Labour as a “tired force who deserves punishment in the forthcoming local and European elections”.
After three years in Government, Labour had not delivered one new job or factory in the Nenagh electoral area, said Mr McInerney. He described the closure of businesses in Nenagh town as a “sad sight and a failiure of our local politicians to address the serious problems”.
He said he was determined, if elected to the new Tipperary County Council, to work hard with local communities, organisations and people to address the serious problems the public is experiencing due to the present Government.
He also announced that he will open a full time political clinic in Nenagh by mid-March