Nash aims to win back Dail seat

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

SEN­A­TOR Ged Nash has been se­lected unan­i­mously by Louth & East Meath Labour Party mem­bers to re­cap­ture his Dail seat at the next gen­eral election.

Wed­nes­day night’s se­lec­tion con­ven­tion was ad­dressed by Labour Leader Bren­dan Howlin and the for­mer Employment Min­is­ter was pro­posed by Louth County Coun­cil Chair, Paul Bell and sec­onded by Cllr. Pio Smith.

Sen­a­tor Nash, who last year lost his Dail seat to Sinn Fein said, “I am de­lighted to have the sup­port of my col­leagues to win back a Dail seat at the ear­li­est op­por­tu­nity.

“It was fit­ting that we held our con­ven­tion in The Mill En­ter­prise Cen­tre, the sec­ond phase of which I helped to fund. My track record in Drogheda is there for all to see; new jobs, rapidly fall­ing un­em­ploy­ment, tens of mil­lions of eu­ros spent on new schools de­vel­op­ments, the new men­tal health hos­pi­tal in Cross­lanes, an ex­ten­sion to the Lour­des Hos­pi­tal, the new Court­house and count­less other in­vest­ments.

“All Sinn Fein can of­fer is cynicism, pop­ulism and protest. They have done and will do noth­ing for Drogheda and have been vir­tu­ally anony­mous. That mes­sage is com­ing back to me loud and clear on the doors.

“Their bo­gus brand of politics and mock out­rage is empty and tire­some. It doesn’t put bread on the ta­ble or pay the bills for work­ing peo­ple.

“Sim­ply put, they just couldn’t care less about jobs and lo­cal de­vel­op­ment. All we have had since the peo­ple of Louth elected two Sinn Fein TDs in Louth is dou­bling of the rhetoric and the empty rhetoric in stereo.”

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