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The people will decide who is fit for presidency, not Alan Shatter

23 September, 2011 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Responding to the comments from Minister Alan Shatter regarding Martin McGuinness’ candidacy in the presidential election Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has said it will be the people who will decide who is fit for office and not Alan Shatter or the Fine Gael Party.

Deputy McDonald said:

“I find it completely wrong that a government minister would interfere in the democratic process in such a manner.

“It is the people who will decide who is fit for the office of President and not Alan Shatter or the Fine Gael Party.

“Martin McGuinness is a very strong candidate and this is evidenced by the reactions of people like Alan Shatter.” ENDS

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