“On February 26th Cork people will face a clear choice. That choice is between keeping the recovery going, the recovery brought about by their hard work, or putting that all at risk by turning to those who destroyed our country with voodoo economics or those who tried to destroy our country with bombs and bullets.
“Fine Gael has a Long Term Economic Plan to keep the recovery going based on three simple steps; more and better jobs, making work pay and investing in better services.
“Over the last five years, through difficult times, this Government has delivered for Cork. When it comes to new schools, supporting our sports clubs, major road projects or putting money into Pairc Ui Chaoimh and the new event centre, Fine Gael has prioritised investment in Cork.
“Since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in 2012, the number of people signing on the Live Register in Cork has dropped by 35%. This progress will only continue if we keep the recovery going.
“Having TDs that sit on the sidelines and shout from the Opposition benches is no good for this city or county. Cork needs to have its voice heard from within Government; otherwise the continued investment needed for our county will be put at risk.
“Fine Gael’s Long Term Economic Plan will help create an additional 200,000 jobs over the next five years, and we want to bring 70,000 emigrants home. It is only by keeping the recovery going and continuing to create jobs that we will be able invest in better services and improve living standards for all of our people.
“Keeping the recovery going is all about ensuring the benefits of the recovery reach every home in Cork. I want the people of Cork to know that if re-elected I will continue to work tirelessly for the people of this constituency – and for the good of the nation.”