In today’s election news;
Independent candidate for Donegal, Thomas Pringle has called for immediate action to respond to the climate crisis and says that the responsibility to act and pay must not be dumped on ordinary people.
Deputy Pringle says corporations and big business that have pursued growth for profit at the cost to the planet must be the ones who pay and who change their ways, as well as Governments who let them get away with it
Pringle was responding to a Climate Score survey of TD’s who served from 2005-2019 that looked at their voting record on climate-related bills, for which he was awarded a score of 100%.
Journalist and broadcaster Teena Gates has revealed that socialising and working outside the home is now practically impossible for full-time family carers like her due to the dementia care crisis that is a daily reality for the 857 people living with dementia and their struggling families who are fighting to access essential supports and services in Sligo.
In the constituency of Sligo-Leitrim only six candidates have signed the pledge to deliver on dementia – Eamon Scanlon FF, Martin Kenny SF, Marc MacSharry FF, John Perry IND, Gino O’Boyle PBP, and Shane Ellis FF.
Teena, a full-time carer for her elderly father, Terry, who was diagnosed with dementia last year, has issued one last rallying call to General Election 2020 candidates to support The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) who are calling on all candidates to pledge their support to Deliver on Dementia and ensure dementia is in the next Programme for Government.
Finally Fine Gael in Government will help families and individuals buy or build a new home using a rebate of their tax payments to secure a deposit, that’s according to General Election Candidate, Cllr Thomas Walsh.
Councillor Walsh says an if returned to government Fine Gael will increase the tax rebate available under the Help to Buy scheme to a maximum of €30,000 or 10% of the cost of buying or building a new home