Sinn Féin meets Niall O Dowd
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams TD and party leas uachtarán Mary Lou McDonald today met Niall O’Dowd.
Speaking after the meeting Deputy Adams said:
“Mary Lou McDonald TD and I met US publisher Niall O’Dowd today. Mr O’Dowd has declared himself a potential candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.
"Sinn Féin is considering how we will participate in the presidential election. That process will conclude in July.
"The party is considering whether to put up a Sinn Féin candidate or support a candidate from outside the party.
"Meanwhile, the party has launched a campaign for voting rights for citizens in the North in this presidential election and has instructed its councillors to support the nomination only of those candidates who also support those rights."