Sinn Féin - On Your Side

Sinn Féin comment on Burke decision

9 June, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD


Chairperson of Dublin Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh has described the decision of Christy Burke to resign from the party only days after being elected on a Sinn Féin mandate “as disappointing not least because it runs totally against the commitment which he made to the party and electorate only weeks ago when he sought and received the endorsement of a Sinn Féin election convention”.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

"Christy fought the council and by-election campaigns under the Sinn Féin banner with the full support of the party. His decision to resign from the party only days after being elected on a Sinn Féin mandate is disappointing not least because it runs totally against the commitment which he made to the party and electorate only weeks ago when he sought and received the endorsement of a Sinn Féin election convention.

"He has been a republican activist all of his life and is recognised for his contribution. He should now honour the commitment that he made only weeks ago and return what is a Sinn Féin seat to the party.

"We are in the process of completely re-organising the party in Dublin Central blending experience with new people. Sinn Féin has always stood side-by-side with the people of this constituency and this will continue into the future.

"Sinn Féin is building the party right across the county and will continue to pursue and popularise our republican objectives of a united Ireland with equality and social justice for all.” ENDS

Connect with Sinn Féin