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Doherty endorses Presidential voting campaign

15 January, 2004

Sinn Féin Vice President Pat Doherty MP has endorsed the campaign being launched on Saturday by Ógra Shinn Féin demanding voting rights in the Irish Presidential election for Irish citizens living in the Six Counties.

Mr Doherty said:

" Sinn Féin has being campaigning for many years for participation for Irish citizens in the six counties in the political life of the Irish nation. This includes access and voting rights for northern political representatives in the Óireachtas, passport rights and voting rights in Presidential elections.

"I wish to endorse the nation wide campaign being launched in Dublin tomorrow by Ógra Shinn Féin demanding the right of Irish citizens in the Six Counties to vote in the next Presidential election.

"The natural outworking of the Good Friday Agreement is the creation of an island wide approach to politics. This is the way forward and part of this is the extension of voting rights and democratic participation to Irish citizens in the North." ENDS

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