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Ógra Shinn Féin urges everyone to support 'A President For All' Campaign

31 January, 2008


Barry McColgan, National Organiser of Ógra Shinn Féin has welcomed a call from SDLP Youth backing All Ireland Presidential Elections and urged other youth wings to join the campaign.

He said,

"In January 2004, Ógra Shinn Féin launched a campaign titled 'A President For All', which sought that Irish citizens in the 6 counties could vote in the Irish Presidential election."

"The campaign to date has seen protests and rallies across Ireland, thousands of leaflets being distributed, motions in support of the campaign where passed in numerous council chambers across Ireland and an online petition received thousands of signatures."

"It has been 10 years since the people of Ireland voted for the Good Friday Agreement, and 10 long years since the Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said that he would look at how people in the North could participate in National political life. Yet 10 years on the Dublin government has done nothing to bring this about."

"It is good to see the SDLP Youth take this on as an issue. Broad based support for this campaign will assist further in its success, and I therefore would ask that other youth wings across Ireland support this important call for 'A President For All'." Críoch

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