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PD candidate suffers from an early bout of foot in mouth syndrome

9 May, 2004

Sinn Féin representative for Dublin South East Daithi Doolan has accused a local PD candidate of suffering from an early bout of 'foot in mouth syndrome'. Mr. Doolan said "I know that the PDs couldn't even find one EU candidate and therefore cannot put up any EU posters but they should at least check out the guidelines before rushing to the media to attack Sinn Féin. Mr. Doolan was responding to inaccurate comments from a local government PD candidate regarding the beginning of the party's campaign for EU candidate Mary Lou McDonald.

Mr. Doolan said:

"As the only party standing in all five EU constituencies in Ireland, Sinn Féin is fully aware of the postering regulations in each of the constituencies and know that EU posters can be put up in Dublin 35 days before polling.

"I know the PDs couldn't find even one candidate to put before the electorate in the EU campaign and therefore cannot put up any EU posters but they should at least read the regulations properly before rushing to the media.

"Although the PDs are entirely absent from the EU campaign and currently have no Councillors on Dublin City Council, Sinn Féin will continue to challenge their right wing policies and the detrimental impact which they are having on public services in Dublin City. We look forward to putting our policies to the people on June 11th on the peace process, health, education, transport, the European Union and a whole range of other issues."ENDS

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