General election hits the streets of Fermoy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on the campaign trail, after a quick visit to Hanley's Newsagents, Fermoy. (Picture: Donal O’Siochru)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited Fermoy on Tuesday as part of his whirlwind tour around the country.

Before he arrived, The Avondhu took to the streets to talk to people about the upcoming election. 

Of the people who spoke with us, overwhelmingly there was a sense of discontent, with many locals calling for a change in the parties in government.

“I am sick of all this talk and no action,” said one Fermoy man, who went on to lament overspends by the current government, as well as its predecessor as primary reasons for his disappointment. 

It was a sentiment expressed again and again, with a resident of nearby Conna saying that both major parties, Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, were essentially ‘the same party’, where one simply propped up the other now. 

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