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Jim McDaid admits real agenda behind McDowell's attacks

25 May, 2004


Sinn Féin Director of Elections Pat Doherty MP, speaking in Dublin this morning said that Dr. Jim McDaid's admission of the real agenda behind Michael McDowell's attacks on the party confirm our belief that this was always about the upcoming elections and the increasing numbers of people who support our agenda for change.

Mr. Doherty said:

"For months now we have seen Michael McDowell engage in almost daily attacks on Sinn Féin. We have always said that these attacks were about the upcoming elections and the increasing numbers of people who support our agenda for change in the peace process, in local communities, in Leinster House and the Assembly and in Europe. And last night a senior government Minister admitted that this was the case.

"Dr. Jim McDaid also clearly acknowledged by his comments that many in Fianna Fáil are deeply unhappy about the PD tail wagging the Fianna Fáil dog particularly in matters relating to the peace process and Irish unity.

"What is very clear is that people across the country saw through this charade a long time ago, particularly those who have borne the brunt of right wing PD policies over the last seven years. They know that Sinn Féin is the real alternative to such policies and that is why they are supporting us in growing numbers."ENDS

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