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Leinster EU Convention to take place in Gorey on Sunday

2 December, 2003

Sinn Féin's Leinster EU Selection Convention will take place at the Ashdown Park Hotel, Gorey, County Wexford, this Sunday, December 7th at 11am.

Following the second Nice Treaty referendum and the consequent reduction in the number of Irish MEP's to be elected to future European Parliaments, the Leinster constituency has been reduced from a four-seater to a three-seater constituency and is now to be known as the 'East' constituency.

Sundays convention which will select the Sinn Féin candidate to contest the new East constituency is the last of a series of Sinn Féin EU conventions held, with Mary Lou McDonald previously selected to contest the Dublin constituency, Bairbre de Bruin contesting the 6 County constituency, Pearse Doherty selected in Connacht-Ulster and Waterford's David Cullinane contesting Munster.

Proceedings in Gorey on Sunday will be chaired by Party General Secretary Robbie Smyth with Ard Comhairle members, elected representatives and delegates from the entire Leinster area in attendance.

Sundays convention, which local general election candidate Cllr John Dwyer is expected to contest, takes place prior to the annual Liam Mellows Commemoration in nearby Castletown.

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