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Sinn Féin set out major plan for party development - Ó Caoláin

20 September, 2007

Sinn Féin’s Oireachtas team and leadership are meeting today at the Deerpark Hotel in Howth to focus on preparations for the return of the Dáil.


Speaking at the meeting Sinn Féin Dáil leader Caoimhghín Ó Caolain said:

“In the coming months Sinn Féin will be setting out a major plan for party development across the 26 Counties and this will include key campaigns around health, the economy, regional development and community safety. 


“The party will also be making preparations for the forthcoming EU Reform Treaty referendum.  The party’s TDs and Senator will also be leading a nationwide recruitment drive.


“We have discussed today ongoing work to build alliances both inside and outside Leinster House and continued all-Ireland co-operation at government level.


“The party’s Oireachtas work will be central to this project with a major reshuffle of portfolios reflecting Sinn Féin’s renewed political priorities. 


“Delivery of first-class public services backed by a sustainable economy will be top of the party’s agenda. Our sights are now also firmly set on the 2009 local elections.

“Party leadership have recently completed a summer long consultation process with party activists and supporters.

“We have been listening to people throughout the country and are ready now to focus on the job at hand, building up the party and progressing Sinn Féin’s political mandate in campaign work, local government the houses of the Oireachtas and in the European parliament.

“We will continue working with our Ministers in the Assembly to progress the delivery of equitable all-island economic, environmental and rural policy making and cross border work. Irish unity is central to this strategy.

“We intend to hold this government to account every day of the week, putting forward real alternatives.” CRíOCH

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