Commenting on today's opinion poll in the Irish Independent, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has appealed for the biggest possible mandate for all Sinn Féin candidates in the European and Local Government elections.
Mr. Adams said:
“Sinn Féin is fighting very hard to get all four of our EU candidates elected and the response in all of the constituencies is very positive. However, notwithstanding this and Sinn Féin’s high ratings in a series of recent opinion polls, not one vote has been cast and I am appealing to our activists and candidates to remain focused on the task ahead which is to persuade voters to make the change and vote for Matt Carthy, Liadh Ní Riada, Lynn Boylan and Martina Anderson and all of our local government candidates.”
Responding to the Irish Independent story about the killing of Jean McConville Mr. Adams said: “The publication of a poll in which respondents are asked to voice their opinion on my innocence or guilt is an extremely serious departure and another example of the Irish Independent’s campaign against me and against Sinn Féin and their efforts to influence the election results.
“I want to make it clear that we will not allow this to deflect from our mission to secure the biggest mandate possible for change across this island, through endorsement of the peace process and the need for a new citizens centered, rights based society which protects the people instead of the privileges of the elites.
“I appeal to voters to Make the Change. Elect all four of Sinn Féin’s EU candidates to Brussels and send the strongest all Ireland Sinn Féin team into local councils.”