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Doherty victory an overwhelming endorsement of genuine republican values – Adams

26 November, 2010 - by Pearse Doherty TD

Speaking this afternoon after Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty was elected TD for Donegal South West Party President Gerry Adams said:

“Pearse Doherty’s victory is an overwhelming endorsement of Sinn Féin’s rejection of the Government’s four year plan and of its proposed austerity budget. It is a vote for genuine republican values.

“The Donegal South West by-election is the real opinion poll of the public mood.

“We asked the electorate here to stand up for Donegal and for Ireland. They have done so.

“The Government should postpone the budget and call an immediate general election.

“I want to congratulate Pearse and our team here on his remarkable victory. He has overturned a significant Fianna Fáil majority.

“Pearse will join the Sinn Féin team in Leinster House in acting as the only effective opposition party determined to oppose the IMF imposed budget.” ENDS

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