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Cost-of-Living Public Meeting on March 13th at 7.30pm in Newry - Aontú

Aontú have announced a Cost-of-Living Public Meeting for March 13th at 7.30 pm in The Bank, Trevor Hill in Newry

Speaking today, Aontú Rep for Armagh DEA, Daniel Connolly said “Aontú are holding a public meeting on the Cost-of-Living Crisis on March 13th at 7.30pm in The Bank, Tervor Hill in Newry. Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín, Aontú Rep for Slieve Croob, Rosemary McGlone and myself will speak about the Cost-of-Living Crisis. For over a year now, our community has been suffering from the worst Cost-of-Living crisis in living memory. The Stormont parties have been too busy with political playground games to take action to mitigate the crisis for families.”

“In fact, in many cases, the establishment parties have made this situation worse. Recently, all Parties in Newry, Mourne, and Down Council allowed a Rates increase. An increased rate of 5.99% will put an absurd burden on families as they are already struggling to make ends meet.”

The Aontú representative for the Slieve Croob DEA, Rosemary McGlone continued “There is also a massive crisis in our health care system with Daisy Hill haemorrhaging services, doctors and nurses. This year, Newry and Mourne are expected to have the 3rd highest population in the whole of the North of Ireland, and yet the medical services are not in place to accommodate this.”

“We are encouraging everyone to attend this public meeting. Our community is being hammered by these crises, while MLAs are not doing the work they were sent to Stormont to do. We need to take action.” Concluded McGlone


By Aontú Press | 6 March, 2023

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