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Sinn Féin say ‘Ádh mór’ to Michelle Gildernew

7 October, 2008

Sinn Fein spokesperson for Women and MLA for West Belfast, Jennifer McCann has stated that Michelle Gildernew is an example to us all balancing her work as a government Minister with a full and active family life. Speaking on the first day of Michelle Gildernew's maternity leave from the Assembly Ms McCann said:

"Many women in working life with families, and indeed many who would like to access employment opportunities, will look at Michelle Gildernew as a role model. At the highest level of Government Michele as a Minister is able and capable of delivering in Agriculture and Rural Affairs and still have a full and active family life.

"The demands on mothers, or mothers to be, in working life in today's society are high. Michelle and many women like her are an example to us all, but even more of an example to those who would detract from any mothers capabilities to do a full time job, with high level of commitment, and balance this with raising a family.

"We would all like to wish Michelle the best for the final days of pregnancy for the coming weeks." CRÍOCH

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