Donnelly is a 34 year old father of two and a long
serving republican activist from the Creggan.
campaign aims to offer the people of the Cityside
Ward the chance to vote for an independent republican
voice in Derry City Council.
an independent councillor, Gary Donnelly will deliver
DIRECT representation of the community's views and
provide a solution-orientated service to the people
of the Cityside.
political agenda fails the republican constituency
as a whole; no republican with integrity can claim
to be satisfied with the current state of affairs.
the "MAINSTREAM" political parties, including those
who profess to represent working class republican
areas have fallen victim to cronyism, junkets and
is sad that some of those who once stood against
job discrimination by Unionism now abuse their own
position to secure jobs for their families, friends
and political supporters.
an independent Gary Donnelly will challenge corruption
and promote republican values on behalf of the community.
from all party political machinery and temptation
to "horse trade" issues with other political parties,
Gary Donnelly will make your concerns his priority.
Now is the time to make a change.
Don't miss this opportunity.
Votail Gary Donnelly no 1 Independent Republican Cityside, Derry
TRADITIONAL REPUBLICAN IDEALS
lies no nonsense.
Six Counties remain under British occupation, this
is an election issue. I stand for a 32 County democratic
socialist Republic. The people of Ireland continue
to be denied the right to national self-determination
due to the ongoing occupation. The illegal partition
of Ireland is not and cannot be acceptable, this
reality lies at the core of my political philosophy.
united Ireland is about cherishing every citizen
of the nation equally. I will stand up to sectarianism,
bigotry racism, homophobia or any other form of
discrimination which affects the people of Derry.
For example, the ongoing petrol bomb attacks on
the Fountain estate are unacceptable and contrary
to Republican ideals. I will work on the ground
with the young people to resolve this issue. Continuing
hate attacks on asylum seekers, foreign nationals
and members of the gay community are also unacceptable
and contrary to the republican vision of a united
FAIR DEAL FOR THE COMMUNITY
despite the hundreds of millions of pounds and euro
that have been poured into the community from the
European Structural fund among others, little or
nothing of the benefits of this funding has reached
the community. Conditions of deprivation and disadvantage
still prevail while poverty and social inequality
of the main reasons why this funding has been so
ineffective is due to political cronyism and mutual
back-scratching. Certain groups with clear political
interests have manipulated jobs and funding to suit
themselves, their friends and their families. Although
many millions have gone to fund ex-prisoners groups,
large numbers of ex-prisoners have been alienated
from these programmes. All ex-prisoners deserve
a fair deal.
thirty years of struggle, drug dealers and anti-social
elements have been given a free hand to pollute
the community with narcotics such as ecstasy tablets
and date rape drugs. I will take a strong but community
led stance against these elements and their activities.
the same time Iwill address related problems such
as lack of facilities for young people. This ward
is predominately working class and republican in
ethos. Petty harassment of working class people
over TV licences or so called benefit fraud is not
people on the dole in Derry are expected to live
on 84 pound per fortnight, for some-one in similar
circumstances in Donegal the rate is 296 Euro per
fortnight (ALMOST 150% INCREASE). Yet, the British
statuary sector continue to squander their resources
in huge bill-board campaigns and snooping exercises
instead of cutting a fair deal. As an independent
councillor I intend to raise these issues and to
afford support to those affected.
vote for an independent candidate? As an independent
I can provide DIRECT representation of your views
and concerns. I am free of any political interference
or party hierarchy.
City Council is controlled by party blocs, an independent
voice is needed to challenge the arrogance of these
parties and individuals. Equally, the republican
community can benefit from independent analysis.
of speech and meaningful dialogue have also suffered
within the republican community in recent years,
as an independent councillor Iwill work with your
local agenda and not any pre-packaged prescriptions
of what the community needs.
at the recent floods in Derrys Cityside when local
politicians were seen jockeying to hold the umbrella
for British NIO minister Ian Pearson*. I offer this
merely as an image of how these councillors conduct
themselves on your behalf.