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All-Ireland meeting of Sinn Féin elected representatives

16 July, 2004

Sinn Féin's National Elected Representatives Forum will meet on Saturday 17th July in the Simonstown GAA Club, Proudstown Road, Navan, County Meath. This is the first meeting of the party's elected representatives since the elections last month, when two MEPs and 125 Councillors were returned. The opening session of the conference, at 10.30am will be addressed by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD and Head of the Forum Cllr Joe Reilly. The conference is open to the media and a 12.30pm photocall has been arranged.

Speaking in advance of the conference Councillor Reilly said:

"Sinn Féin's success in the local and European Union elections in June will be seen in actual terms when the party holds its largest ever meeting of elected representatives tomorrow in Navan.

"This is an exciting time for Sinn Féin. We are now in the unique position of being aligned to four parliaments ˆ Leinster House, the Assembly, Westminster and the European Parliament. Our all-Ireland team consists of 2 MEPs, 231 councillors, 5 TDs, 24 MLAs and 4 MPs.

"We have proved that we are the fastest growing party on the entire island and we are now in the enviable position of looking forward to further electoral growth in future elections. Tomorrow we intend to draw up plans which will ensure our 32-County team works in a cohesive and comprehensive manner to ensure the best representation for the people who elected us and brings us closer to our goal of a united Ireland of equals."ENDS

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