The AGM of the Kerry Constituency of the Labour Party took place at the Brandon Hotel Tralee on Monday April 27th and was very well attended. Deputy Arthur Spring, Senator Marie Maloney and Councillor Graham Spring addressed the meeting and paid tribute to the work being implemented by the party’s five cabinet ministers and six ministers of state.
“There was an air of renewed confidence present following our very successful National Conference in Killarney at the end of February. As the election draws near minds are starting to focus on issues such as the economic programmes parties propose for the next parliament. We can take comfort in recent increases in support in opinion poll trends. Indeed, as the general election draws near and voters come to appreciate the value of the stability the Irish Labour Party has provided over the past four years, we expect this increase in support to continue,” said PRO Gene Moriarty.
“Labour candidates will be chasing as many votes and ‘preferences’ as possible. We have come a long way since 2011. Our economy is growing, unemployment is falling, confidence is returning. But we have to make sure that the policies we follow are sensible and build, rather than jeopardise, the recovery. Public sector workers, sacrificed pay to aid the recovery over the past six and a half years. Now we hope to unwind the financial emergency legislation to ensure public sector workers benefit over the next few years. As always Labour has led the way on the equality issues, and we ask for a Yes vote in next month’s referendum,” said Mr. Moriarty.
Officers elected were: Dan Galvin, Chairperson; Gemma Lockheed, Vice Chair; Gillian Wharton Slattery, Sectretary; Eileen Maise, Assistant Secretary; Fionnuala Sarsfield and Tony Carroll, Joint Treasurers; Dan Kiely and Sean McCarthy, Constituency organisers; Luke Crowley-Holland, Youth Officer; Gillian Wharton Slattery, Equality Officer; Gene Moriarty, PRO.