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Sinn Féin to hold series of public meetings

26 February, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin to hold series of public meetings

Sinn Féin is initiating a series of public meetings over the coming week to give the wider community the opportunity to engage with the party leadership on the current political situation.

Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill commented: 

“We are the only party that regularly engages with the public in this way by holding Town Hall-type meetings to give citizens an opportunity to engage directly with the Sinn Féin leadership.

“These engagements will obviously be focusing on the current political impasse caused by the DUP’s decision to collapse the power-sharing negotiations rather than accept rights which are afforded to citizens everywhere else on these islands.

“While the talks process has been collapsed, standing still is not an option. Citizens have rights, and we must continue campaigning and demanding that those rights are implemented and outstanding agreements honoured.

“I would encourage people to come along to their local meetings as we plan the way forward for this society and ensuring the two governments now move to convene the British Irish Intergovernmental Conference to ensure the full implementation of agreements and to protect and promote the rights of all citizens.” ENDS/CRÍOCH

All Media should apply for accreditation to these meetings at [email protected]

NOTES TO EDITORS: The Sinn Féin Town Hall meetings will take place on:

Monday 26th February 7.30pm The Junction Dungannon 

Panel: Michelle O Neill Alex Maskey 

Chair: Colm Gildernew

Tuesday 27th February 7.30pm Canal Court Newry 

Panel: Mary Lou Mc Donald, Conor Murphy 

Chair: Megan Fearon

Tuesday 27th February 7.30pm O Neill Arms Toome 

Panel: Michelle O'Neill, Declan Kearney 

Chair: Anne Marie Logue


Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm Greenvale Hotel Cookstown

Panel: Michelle O’Neill, Gerry Kelly 

Chair: Linda Dillon

Wednesday 28th February 7.30pm Westeville Hotel Enniskillen 

Panel: Conor Murphy, Declan Kearney 

Chair: Jemma Dolan

Thursday 1st March 7.30pm City Hotel Derry

Panel: Conor Murphy, Padraig Mac Lochlainn 

Chair: Elisha McCallion

Thursday 1st March 7.30pm Marine Hotel Ballycastle

Panel: Michelle O’Neill, Caral Ni Chuilín 

Chair: Philip McGuigan 

Thursday 8th March 7pm Balmoral Hotel Belfast 

Panel: Michelle O’Neill, Pearse Doherty 

Chair: Deirdre Hargey

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