WE NEED SOLUTIONS NOT SOUNDBITES, A STRATEGY INSTEAD OF SPIN.
TIPP FM's Meet The Candidates Interview with Sandra Farrell.
I offer solutions not soundbites, practical measures for delivering a Better Way For Tipperary on the major issues affecting the constituency: health, housing, your family's mental health, caring for the elderly, farming, rural crime, broadband, and jobs. Vote for the only female candidate in North Tipperary.
Tipperary is the only constituency in the country where all the TDs are male. As a businesswoman, nurse, community and political activist, charity worker and volunteer working for 20 years with the disadvantaged, early school leavers and the elderly, I want to deliver a Better Way For Tipperary, and add a strong voice for men and women in north and south Tipperary. On every major issue of our times - health, housing, climate change, your family's mental health, farming and protecting rural Ireland - this Fine Gael government has been an abject and historic failure. Whether it's starting the Nenagh Food Bank, being a founding member of the Mid-West Hospital Campaign, creating jobs as an employer, or being voted North Tipperary Businesswoman of the Year, I find solutions, follow a plan, and make change happen. Trust me to find a Better Way For Tipperary and I will not let you down.
There's a famous political rule - it's the economy, stupid. But it's not about just the economy, is it? It doesn't matter if we have a strong economy if we can't provide the basic public services that make a society. We have 10,000 homeless, including more than 3,500 children. We have a generation of young couples who may never own their own home. We have elderly people languishing on hospital trolleys, almost one million people waiting for hospital appointments, and a chronic shortage of GPs. We have exorbitant rents and appalling public services when it comes to transport and broadband - both of which mean, more people need to commute long distances in their cars. We have a government that refuses to accept the need for political action on climate change. It's not just the economy, stupid. It's society, It's how we want to live our lives, at work, and at home. It's not just the economy, stupid, it's how we create a better society and a Better Way For Tipperary.
Tipperary used to be two constituencies and people from Tipp always identify with either north or south Tipperary. I am asking for men and women, north and south of the county, to vote for the county's interests above all else. I am from Nenagh but I will be a voice for Roscrea, a voice for Lower Ormond, a voice for Ballina and all the Lough Derg communities, for Thurles, Templemore, Tipperary town, Clonmel, Cashel and Carrick-on-Suir. Wherever you are, in north or south Tipperary, I will be your voice. Let's build a Better Way For Tipperary.
As the only female candidate in North Tipperary in an all-male constituency, I can only win a seat in this election with your help. If you can join the canvass, hand out flyers, or even share my political policies on housing, health and the elderly on social media, you can help me bring a new voice to a new Dáil and deliver A Better Way For Tipperary