LEIXLIP native, Martin Grehan, formally launched his campaign as a People Before Profit candidate in the Maynooth/Clane area on 18 November.
PBP TD, Richard Boyd Boyd Barrett and medical doctor, John McCabe, sat at the top table to give the now Maynooth based master graduate in appliced maths and education. support in his efforts.
The TD told the gathering in the Glenroyal Hotel that austerity conditions were imposing big hardships. In Greece, even worse than Ireland, people are resorting to leaving their deceseased relatives in hospital because they cannot afford to bury them. “Barbaric,” is how he described it
Deputy Barrett condemned the fact that Irish cancer patients now had to beg for medical cards, condemning the Labour Party for its “savage betrayal.”
Mr. Grehan said said people are now “begging” for handouts and said there were now no left wing councillors in Kildare. He said if elected in a he would work to change the injustices in society. He said he was upset recently to find a woman crying in a social welfare queue.