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14 February, 2008

One of Ireland's youngest councillor's Johnny McGibbon has today signalled the beginning of a major recruitment drive for Sinn Féin.

In keeping with the Valentine's Day spirit, the 21 year old elected activist is urging a simple message, 'If you love Ireland, Join Sinn Féin.'

His words came as Ógra Shinn Féin activists distributed thousands of 'I ♥ Ireland' stickers across Ireland today.

The recruitment drive will also include the distribution of tens of thousands of leaflets, special public talks aimed at gaining new members and the launch of a new recruitment video (

Speaking on the major recruitment drive, Cllr McGibbon said,

"Sinn Féin is a party committed to Irish unity and equality; we are committed to representing the most marginalised and empowering communities on a needs basis. We are also internationalists and have opposed the brutal occupation of Iraq and we are the only main political party who will be rejecting the upcoming Lisbon Treaty."

"In the year ahead Sinn Féin will be aiming to at least double our activist base. We have launched a simple initiative today around Valentine's day, urging people, if you love Ireland, Join Sinn Féin."

"We have also produced a new 'Join Sinn Féin' broadcast, which has been uploaded to YouTube and Bebo, reaching out to the thousands of online users. The message in all of this is, one determined person can make a significant difference, and a group of determined people can change the course of history. We are asking people to make a difference - join Sinn Féin!" Críoch

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