Thomas Pringle TD

Pringle calls for a vote for change by electing progressive candidates from Donegal

Pringle Calls for Progressive Vote for Change




In a final message to voters, independent candidate Thomas Pringle has called on Donegal votersvoters who want real change to support progressive candidates if people want real change and to put Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael into opposition for the first time in history.


“The overwhelming message I am hearing on the doorsteps across the county is that the people of Donegal are sick and tired of the policies of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil. They want to see real change and for policies that put people first over profit for corporations and big business.


“People want and deserve a functioning health service and an end to waiting lists and trolly queues. They want homes for people and not houses for profit, and that means building public housing and raising Housing Assistance Payments in line with market rents with the interests of tenants at the centre.


“Our communities need their services retained, and for local employment and business to be supported. The changes coming due to the climate crisis need to be fair and just. The corporations that caused the problem need to pay for it. We must have proper public transport that is accessible to all.


“Our fisheries need to be protected and this is even more importantso since Brexit. Likewise, our farmers need to be protected and supported, and not threatened by dumping of beef from Brazil.


“Social welfare payments and pensions must be returned to 2012 levels in line with inflation, JobPath has to be scrapped. Wages and social welfare payments need to be brought up to ensure a minimum essential standard of living.”


He says that, “in order to deliver real change in the next Dáil people need to vote for candidates that support progressive change. There is a real opportunity now to achieve this by voting against the ruling parties of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.


“Unlike other candidates, I have ruled out going into government with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil. I will look to form a government with other progressive parties and independents such as Sinn Féein and the Greens.


“There is a real opportunity for of Donegal to electing three progressive TDs – myself and the two Sinn Féein candidates. Voters need to think strategically and vote to ensure this. I am asking voters to give me their number one and to continue their preferences in support of other progressive candidates.”