Adrienne Wallace the candidate for People Before Profit in the general election is launching her policy manifesto for Kilkenny on Friday at 8pm in the Pembroke Hotel.
She recently outlined her plans by stating that “People Before Profit offers a new form of politics; one that is fitting for the 21st Century and one that is inclusive of the people.
“We are a grassroots organization whose policies centre on meeting the needs of the people.
“The essence of Kilkenny is at risk from top heavy bureaucracy.
“HGV’s fill up our roads and the medieval mile is losing its character to construction sites.
“The voices of the Kilkenny people have systematically been ignored. People Before Profit stand for change. We stand foe social and economic equality, and as a young candidate I stand for innovation not emigration. “Age discrimination is a huge issue; Graduates face a bleak future and, consequently, so does the future of Ireland. Under 25s are treated like second class citizens with a dole rate so low it is often too hard to survive never mind live.
“At the same time we see pensioners being hit time and time again with backdoor taxes while the pension is still less than the minimum wage.
“People Before Profit stand for progressive policies. We believe it’s time to burst the political bubbles that have left the people of Kilkenny isolated and this country in a stalemate.
“To hear more and to be heard we will be holding a public meeting in the Pembroke Hotel at 8pm this Friday.”
Adrienne Wallace graduated from St. Patrick’s College in Carlow and became active in politics after witnessing the affects austerity has had on her community.
She is active with the Carlow Right to Water group and with Carlow’s Palestine Solidarity Group.