Fianna Fáil Dublin West Councillor David McGuinness has set out his intention to run for the party in the next General Election. At a Comhairle Dáil Ceantair (CDC) meeting tonight in Myo’s Pub Castleknock, McGuinness outlined his plans with the membership of the local organisation and made his declaration known.
“Dublin West is a hotly contested constituency but Fianna Fáil has performed well in two by elections coming second in both of these contests, I believe we have a fighting chance to win a Dáil seat here and I believe I have what it takes to put it up to Tánaiste Joan Burton and Minister Leo Varadkar,” said McGuinness.
“I am proud of my roots. I was born in Corduff, Blanchardstown, and can safely say being poor and having nothing was the norm for many families. This tough upbringing, however, and good parenting that I got from my Mother and Father, have given me the determination to work hard and have a better life for my family. I want to live in a society that rewards those who work hard and contribute to society. Equally, vulnerable people deserve some dignity and a caring Government unlike this Government who couldn’t care less about the societal issues this country faces,” outlined McGuinness.
“I want to appeal to the electorate to support a candidate who will give hard pressed families the support they need, who is a strong advocate for teachers, Gardaí and Nurses, and reward families who set up a business to try make ends meet. I am that candidate. I want to rebuild our reputation with older citizens who always says ‘Fianna Fáil looked after the old people’, and show people in working class estates that Fianna Fáil was the party who supported them in the past and now have the vision to establish the next generation of communities such as Blanchardstown, Cabra, Mountview and elsewhere,” added McGuinness.
“Fianna Fáil needs to go back to basics and improve their connections with all sections of society. I am canvassing and leafleting constantly and I maintain a strong social-media presence, I work hard for the people of Dublin West through my constituency office on Main Street Blanchardstown, through my clinics and provide a level of service that I believe is unrivalled and caters for all areas across Dublin 15. I hope to secure the nomination from the Fianna Fáil Dublin West organisation and win the hearts of the people across Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Clonsilla, Mulhuddart and Navan Road,” concluded McGuinness.