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Sinn Féin's newly elected team to deliver for people of Dublin

21 June, 2004

Sinn Féin's Dublin City Councillors will meet this afternoon at 4.30pm in City Hall, prior to the inaugural meeting of the Council, to discuss their political programme for the upcoming term and who they will support for the position of Mayor.

They will be available to talk to the media at 4.15pm at City Hall where they will announce the Sinn Féin Group leader for Dublin City Council.

Dublin Sinn Féin Chairperson Justin Moran speaking ahead of tonight's City Council meeting, said:

"Sinn Féin is determined to deliver for the people of Dublin. We are now in a unique position to deliver on our election manifesto, having made major gains here in Dublin in the recent elections. We stood on a platform which was based on delivering change and providing leadership in our communities and that is what we aim to do.

"We will continue to speak to all parties and groups in City Hall with a view to building a left wing alliance that will strengthen the social agenda. The incoming administration must tackle the issues of housing, the environment, the causes and consequences of drug addiction, and the waste management crisis.

"We will forge a unique coalition with local communities to ensure their voices are heard and that people remain at the centre of any plans for this city. Unlike other parties Sinn Féin is firmly rooted in our communities and that is where we intend to stay.

"Sinn Féin is calling on the City Manager to respond in a positive way to this social agenda. The previous administration of Fianna Fail & Labour became a faceless bureaucracy which failed to connect with the people of Dublin, starting tonight Sinn Féin intends to change all that."ENDS

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