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Adams – there will be strong transfers among the anti-government parties and independents

31 May, 2009 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams was on the campaign trail in Dublin Central this afternoon with EU candidate Mary Lou McDonald MEP and Dublin Central by-election candidate Cllr. Christy Burke.  They were canvassing at the Docklands Maritime Festival.
Mr. Adams said
“Enda Kenny and Dermot Ahern’s comments are completely irrelevant. People want to see a general election and they believe that June 5th can build momentum towards making that happen. It is clear that there will be strong transfers among the anti-government parties and independents.”

“The EU, local and by-elections are now in the hands of the voters.  There is a mood for change out there. There is huge anger.  People want to see a break with the politics of the past.  I think over the last 48 hours people have started to make up their minds and there is a swing towards Sinn Féin.”
“Our own polling confirms what is in the Red C poll today.  Sinn Féin is fighting for three European seats – Padraig Mac Lochlainn in the North West, Toireasa Ferris in South and Mary Lou McDonald in Dublin.  People know that the fight in Dublin City is between Mary Lou and Fianna Fáil for the third seat.  And I think people will be voting across party lines to ensure that Mary Lou is elected.

“And Christy Burke is in a head to head battle with Fine Gael in Dublin Central.  His strong record in standing up for the interests of people across this constituency for 25 years has put him to the front in this campaign.” ENDS

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