Sinn Féin ready to deliver a Government for Change – Matt Carthy TD
The newly elected Sinn Féin TD for Cavan Monaghan, Matt Carthy, has said that he is honoured to have been appointed by his leader, Mary Lou McDonald TD, to be part of the negotiating team that will attempt to deliver a government for change in line with the wishes of the electorate.
Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has been appointed to head the Sinn Féin negotiations team which will comprise of Matt Carthy, Eoin O’Broin and Louise O’Reilly. In the coming week Sinn Féin will seek meetings with all parties, and discussions with those parties that received a mandate for change have already commenced.
Deputy Carthy said:
“Last Saturday the people voted for change, including in the Cavan Monaghan constituency where we delivered two Sinn Féin seats in the next Dáil. Sinn Féin will do everything that we can to deliver a government for change in respect of that mandate.
“While the count in Cavan was still ongoing last Monday the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle met in Dublin to mandate the party leadership to secure a republican programme for government to deliver on our manifesto. I am honoured t have been appointed to our negotiations team which will be led by Pearse Doherty. Discussions with other parties has already commenced. We know this will be a big job of work but it is a role we take seriously.
“We will look at how to deliver the change that people voted for – that means delivering solutions on housing, health, climate change, pensions, giving workers and families a break and advancing Irish Unity.
“The fact that Fianna Fáil have shifted their position about talking to Sinn Féin is welcome. All parties must realise that this election has changed everything.
“There should be no delay in government formation.
“We have serious work to do and it needs to begin quickly. I look forward to being part of this important process.”