The Workers’ Party is proud to announce that David Gardiner will be standing in Palmerstown-Fonthill at the upcoming local elections.

Gardiner, a firefighter who has lived in Palmerstown for almost 30 years, said: “I want to give working people a voice on South Dublin County Council. The Workers’ Party believes that class politics should be central to every level of government. If elected, I will fight for public housing, to bring waste collection back into public control, and to make sure working communities have our concerns heard and addressed.”

“Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil, the Greens and their lackeys have failed workers both at the national and local level. We need to elect more people who aren’t afraid to call the establishment parties out and take the fight to them on the issues that matter to working people.”

“There are a number of issues that I’ve been active on locally. I’ve pushed for more bins in the area, more regular tree maintenance and street sweeping, enforcement of the HGV ban on Kennelsfort Road, restoration of the Silver Bridge, better traffic management and more facilities. These are all things that I want to continue to fight for in the council chamber.”

Workers’ Party President Michael McCorry said: “David is a socialist, a republican, a trade unionist and a community activist with a proven track record of fighting for working people. We are glad to have him standing for the Workers’ Party in Palmerstown-Fonthill.”

“The Workers’ Party is standing in these elections to give everyday working people a voice in local government. There is no issue too big or small for us to fight on so long as doing so benefits the working class.”

“We want to put strong socialist fighters in the councils to take on the establishment parties on the basis of class politics, and I would urge all voters who want to see workers put first to give David Gardiner their number one vote in Palmerstown-Fonthill.”