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Mary Lou McDonald sets out Sinn Féin vision for Dublin

10 November, 2007


Speaking to more than 100 Sinn Féin activists at a conference in Dublin this morning MEP Mary Lou McDonald said Sinn Féin’s priorities for Dublin are to create safer Dublin communities, end the housing crisis in the city, end the unequal two-tier health system and to promote republican politics in the capital city.  Ms. McDonald also said Sinn Féin in Dublin will lead a robust campaign against the EU reform treaty and called on all republicans in the city to get involved with the party.

Ms. McDonald said, “Since the general election Dublin Sinn Féin activists have had a busy summer meeting and strategising on how best to advance the party in the capital city.  Today’s conference is the culmination of those meetings as we gather here today sign off on our plan and our vision for Dublin.

“Our priorities for this city are to create safer Dublin communities, end the housing crisis in the city, end the unequal two-tier health system and to promote republican politics in the capital city. 

“We want to see a city were people are not afraid to leave their homes for fear of attack or intimidation.  We want to see a Dublin without homelessness and without housing waiting list.  We have a vision of a city were everybody has equal access to quality healthcare regardless of ability to pay.  And, we want to see republican politics thriving in the capital city. 

“As the only party likely to oppose the EU reform treaty activists in this room have the responsibility to lead the campaign.  Dublin Sinn Féin activists will lead a robust campaign against the treaty and in defence of our sovereignty, our civil liberties and our neutrality.

“Finally, I want to call on all republicans throughout Dublin to get involved with Sinn Féin and help us to bring our vision for the city to reality” ENDS

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