Cllr David McGuinness, recent runner-up in the Dublin West By-Election, has today released a copy of a Fine Gael election letter which reveals the significant message of commitment to Metro North that Leo Varadkar gave in advance of the election in February.
Cllr McGuinness said, “It is hard to believe that Leo Varadkar could so brazenly cancel the Metro North project last week, when just over 8 months ago he made a virtue of the fact that a vote for Fine Gael would be the best way to deliver Metro North. The letter, which I was given by an irate Swords resident yesterday, clearly stated:
- · ‘For the record, I strongly support Metro North’, and
- · ‘On Friday, February 25th, a vote for Fine Gael is vote for a party that has a positive view of Metro North.’
It is quite clear that Leo Varadkar actively duped the people of Swords in the run-up to the last election. At the time he was involved in a great electoral auction which his Party colleagues were also engaged in throughout the country. Perhaps the most well-known of these is the betrayal by Enda Kenny on the issue of Roscommon Hospital.
I would now call on Minister Varadkar to extend, at least, an apology to the people of Swords and the wider Dublin region for the clear deception of the people last February.”