McGuinness calls for local climate action at manifesto launch

1e1c18c9-657d-4ab8-8706-ff6117fc7fcaSinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada and Conor D. McGuinness at the manifesto launch in Cork

Sinn Féin local election candidate Conor D. McGuinness has called for action to be taken locally and at national level to tackle climate change, but warned against any imposition of increased carbon tax on households. He made the comments at the launch in Cork of the GUE/NGL climate emergency manifesto.

McGuinness said:

“Sinn Féin is a member of GUE/NGL political group, which brings together progressive and ecological groups from across Europe.

“Our demand is simple; local authorities, national governments and international organisations must take action to stem climate change.

“Local authorities are required to develop an adaption plan, however we need to be more ambitious in our approach. Adapting to climate change is crucial, but we also need to take action to halt further environmental destruction.

“As a Sinn Féin election candidate I am determined to act locally to protect our environment and eco-system. We need to see real investment in the circular economy and retro-fitting, a programme of tree-planting, and maintenance of habitats for pollinators. Corporate polluters must be forced to take responsibly for their emissions, but any attempt to impose carbon tax hikes on families will be opposed.”

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Rethink needed on Murphy Place configuration – McGuinness

Sinn Féin local election candidate Conor D. McGuinness has called for a ‘rethink’ on the configuration of Murphy Place in Abbeyside.

He said:

“Many residents of Murphy Place have complained to me about problems in the estate caused by the installation of a raised footpath and parking spaces, which effectively divide the estate in two.

“I have raised the matter with council engineers and requested that they consult with residents as part of a re-evaluation of the configuration of the estate.”