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Sinn Fein kicks off Rural Ireland Consultation

3 May, 2012 - by Martin Ferris TD


This morning Sinn Fein's spokespersons on Rural Affairs, Deputy Martin Ferris and Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh began their consultation and engagement with Rural Ireland.

After a very successful campaign launch by party president, Gerry Adams TD in Castlebar, Co Mayo, the two spokespeople will embark on a tour of the country where they will meet various groups who are being affected by the savage cuts being imposed on rural Ireland.

The first stop is West Cork where they are meeting with individuals and groups during the day, followed by a public meeting tonight in Sherene Hall, Ovens at 8pm.

Next week both Rural Ireland spokespeople along with Gerry Adams TD and Michelle O Neill MLA, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development will be in Leitrim and Roscommon as part of the consultation process too. This trip will include a public meeting in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick-On-Shannon at 8pm

These are the first in a series of meetings Sinn Féin will be holding across the state as part of a consultation process with rural Ireland.

Our goal is to produce a plan for the regeneration and growth of rural communities.

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