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Enniskillen by-election - Coyle hands in nomination papers

18 August, 2008

Sinn Féin Vice President, West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty and Fermanagh District Council Chairperson Thomas O'Reilly joined Enniskillen by-election canidate Debbie Coyle handing in her nomination papers at Enniskillen Town Hall today, Monday 18th August.

Speaking afterwards Pat Doherty said:

"Debbie Coyle is an excellent candidate with a strong track record in the community and voluntary sector and constituency work in Enniskillen. She will give a voice to the many people in this town who are marginalized by other political parties and provide support to those in our community fighting for their entitlements."

Fermanagh District Council Chairperson Cllr Thomas O'Reilly added:

"Sinn Féin is the largest party in Fermanagh, with seven of 23 seats. This is an opportunity to increase the Sinn Féin representation on Fermanagh District Council and in Enniskillen.

"We are a major force in local politics and in demanding and delivering change at local government, the Assembly, Europe and across Ireland. In Enniskillen we are expanding through work on the ground of our dedicated office staff and elected representatives."

Debbie Coyle said:

"It is a great honour to be selected to fight this by-election for Sinn Fein in Enniskillen.

"I follow a long line of people who have sought a mandate from the people on behalf of Sinn Fein; A mandate for change, for Irish national self determination and unity and equality." ENDS

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