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Cllr. Catherine Seeley calls for TD’s and Senators support

7 October, 2014

Sinn Féin candidate for the Seanad by-election Cllr.Catherine Seeley today called for the support of TD’s and Senators in her bid to win a seat in the Seanad.

Speaking in Dublin, Councillor Seeley said:

“I am a councillor and committed community activist in Lurgan, Co.Armagh. I am teacher with a huge interest in education and the futures of our young people across the island.

“Internationally renowned artist Robert Ballagh has stated that this government’s record on the arts is the worst in the history of this state. I want to play a part in challenging that and in offering alternative vision for the arts in Ireland.

“I would hope that my election to this key political institution would allow me to bring my experiences to bear on national issues from my unique vantage point.

“I am the only northerner and the only woman in this election.

“My election could help strengthen and diversify the Seanad, as a young woman, an educator and Irish citizen born and raised in the North.

“In the Seanad, I would hope to join the Sinn Féin team, bringing forward understanding and reconciliation and promoting our visions of a new republic.”

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