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Sinn Féin to press for Donegal South West by-election to take place

8 January, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD


Donegal Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has announced that his party will move the writ for the Donegal South West by-election to take place this month if Fianna Fáil does not agree to a spring date for the election.

Speaking today Senator Doherty said:

“It’s quite clear that the Government is running scared of the electorate in Donegal South West. At a time when this state faces some of the hardest challenges in its history many communities across Donegal are being left without a voice.

“This is completely unacceptable given that the Government has seen fit to move three writs for Seanad by-elections to take place which they are sure to win. This is an affront to democracy.

“My party leader in the Dáil Deputy Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin will, on the return of the Dáil, ask Fianna Fáil to agree to a spring date for the election to take place. If they do not agree on a date then we will go ahead and move the writ for the election ourselves.” ENDS

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