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Adams to launch Meath Sinn Féin Election Campaign

7 January, 2011 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams will launch his party’s general election campaign in Meath tonight. The campaign will kick off the campaign at 7.30pm in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan this evening.

The launch will be attended by over 200 party members and is open to the general public. The event will be a public endorsement of the party's two candidates – Councillor Peadar Tóibin in Meath West and Michael Gallagher in Meath East.

Speaking ahead of the launch today Director of Elections Councillor Joe Reilly said, “While our activists have been out for a number of months now knocking doors and spreading the message, this will be a good opportunity for party activists and the general public to hear Sinn Féin's alternative for getting this country back on its feet through job creation and progressive economics.

“Confidence levels are high, with a number of polls showing that the third seat in Meath West is a direct choice between Councillor Tóibin and Fianna Fáil. I would encourage all left-minded voters, particularly Labour supporters, to be strategic in the constituency and to lend us their vote to ensure that we keep Fianna Fáil out.

“Meath Sinn Féin has led the way locally in challenging cuts, offering alternatives and delivering locally. Councillor Tóibin is the founder and Chairperson of the Save Navan Hospital campaign, he is the chairperson of the Meath Schools Campaign and has successfully put forward an economic plan for the county that is promoting small businesses, creating small business units and most importantly creating jobs.

“The recent election of Pearse Doherty TD in Donegal shows that more and more people are in agreement with Sinn Féin's policy of making the banks pay for their mistakes. So I extend a warm welcome to anyone in Meath to come along, learn more about Sinn Féin's policies and take the opportunity to meet Gerry Adams.” ENDS

Meath SF PRO Felix Gallagher - 086 8974340

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