The economy is front and centre in this election and this event taking place on 18th February, just a week before the election, gives an opportunity to the candidates to let their constituents know how they stand on the issues that are important to them.
Chamber President Patrick McGinley said he in encouraging people to attend said “we decided to invite all the candidates running in Donegal NE so that the Chamber members and others could hear at first hand why they should give them their vote.
“This election comes at a time when businesses and their employees are feeling the full effects of the spending cuts, tax increases and lack of credit.
“It is important that we open this debate to examine how those elected from this area will deliver for Donegal.
“We have consistently called for balanced regional development and more than ever we need to have our voice heard. We know that whoever goes forward to lead the country has to deal with a major deficit however the business community wants strong leadership, confidence and clarity on the way forward.
“We hope this debate will enable us to understand what the policies and manifestos of the parties and candidates really mean and will allow the business community to clearly articulate their issues back to those who will represent us in the Dáil”.
The debate, which takes place at 11am in the Station House Hotel on Friday 18th February, will be chaired independently and some time will be available for questions from the floor. Places can be booked by contacting Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .