Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald told her party’s Ard Fhéis that Fianna Faíl and Fine Gael are “out of touch, ideas and time”.
She said the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed a broken system in a partitioned land, saying both sides of the border have suffered from “politics for the few at the expense of the many.”
She went on to say the party policies of Fianna Faíl and Fine Gael have “brought a housing crisis, rip-off rents, overcrowded hospitals, record waiting lists — and a crushing cost of living.”
McDonald said the two parties have been in power for too long, claiming “things were bad enough when these parties pretended to oppose each other.”
“They are out of touch, out of ideas and out of time. So, let’s call time on their century-old stranglehold on power,” she continued.
McDonald went on to say that Sinn Féin want to lead Government, claiming the party will deliver for the people who feel forgotten about.
“Sinn Féin will deliver that government for the people. We want to lead that government.”
“I want to lead as Taoiseach if you give us that chance.”
IMAGE – “Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald and Vice President Michelle O’Neill” by Sinn Féin is licensed under CCBY2.0