Martin delivers oration at Wolfe Tone Commemoration
on 20/10/2013 12:50:18
The annual event is being held in Bodenstown, where a commemorative march, oration and wreath laying is taking place.
Deputy Martin's speech focused on the effect of last week's budget on the most vulnerable in society.
"I'll be referring strongly to the Budget and the ways in which it is affecting the most vulnerable in our society," he said prior to the address.
"Which is very contrary to any Republican sense of equality.
"The impact on health, for example… is something that I would focus on today."
Deputy said a defining feature of the Fine Gael/Labour government was "not relating budgetary decisions to people's ability to pay".