The Workers’ Party is proud to announce that Gerry Rooney will be standing in the Ratoath LEA, which includes Dunboyne and Dunshaughlin, at the upcoming local elections.

Rooney, a former General Secretary of the Permanent Defence Forces Other Ranks Representative Association, said: “I want to be a voice for working people on Meath County Council. The Workers’ Party believes that class politics should be central to every level of government. If elected, I will fight for the construction of mixed-income, universally-accessible public housing, the renationalisation of waste collection and for working communities to have our voices heard and our concerns addressed.”

“Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, the two largest parties on Meath County Council, and their lackeys have failed working people time and time again both at the local and national level. We need to elect socialists who will fight for the interests of workers without compromise.”

“I have been active on a number of issues locally, including for better water services in Ratoath, for the extension of the Dunboyne to Navan railway, on a local fuel co-op, as well as the scandalous hospital waiting lists and housing crises. The future of Navan Hospital must be agreed and secured in light of the increase in the catchment area population of 13% and planned increases in the future – particularly in South Meath  I want to highlight these issues and more in the chamber of Meath County Council.”

Workers’ Party President Michael McCorry said: “Gerry is a solid socialist and republican, and we are proud that he is standing for the Workers’ Party.”

“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 Gerry Rooney their number one vote in the Ratoath LEA.”