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Doherty calls on young people to join with Sinn Féin in building an Ireland of equals

2 June, 2004


Sinn Féin Vice President Pat Doherty speaking at the launch of the party's Youth Manifesto called on young people to join with Sinn Féin in building an Ireland of equals.

Mr. Doherty said:

"Over the last number of months we have listened to commentators and politicians write off the youth vote. They say that young people aren't interested in politics so their relevance is limited in this campaign.

"But everywhere I go, I see the opposite as true. At this very moment hundreds and hundreds of young people are involved in the Sinn Féin election campaign - as candidates, as canvassers and party workers. These are highly motivated young people who want to bring about real change in this country. Sinn Féin is standing 60 candidates under the age of 35 in this election 30% of our candidates. Two of our EU candidates are under 30.

"I want to call on young people to join with Sinn Féin in building an Ireland of equals and come out and vote for our candidates on June 10th in the Six Counties and June 11th in the 26 Counties." ENDS

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