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Mary Lou McDonald in Navan for an evening of straight talking

16 February, 2005

Sinn Féin MEP Mary Lou McDonald is in Meath this evening to join by-election candidate Councillor Joe Reilly at a meeting with women from across the county, for an evening of straight talking and honest answers.

Ms McDonald said:

"I am delighted to be in Meath this evening, along with my party colleagues Councillor Joe Reilly and Councillor Anne Gibney for this event. The meeting, which is open to women from across the county, is designed to give women the opportunity to ask questions and get answers on Sinn Féin's priorities and campaigns. As a young mother involved in politics I was determined when I was elected to the European Parliament that meeting and consulting with people, not just in my own constituency of Dublin, but across the country, was going to be a priority. That is why I am in Navan this evening.

"Last weekend Sinn Féin held a women‚s conference in Newry, which was attended by women from across Ireland, including Meath. During the day we discussed a huge number of issues and heard from women involved in community groups, political parties, childrens groups, Forum of People with Disabilities, National Womens Council, African National Congress, campaigns for Older Womens Rights, the peace process and Irish unity. The one thing that unified all of us was the need for women to be more organised and for our demands to be at the top of the political agenda.

"I hope to meet women tonight from across Meath, to listen to what they have to say and to see us beginning to work together to bring about change." ENDS

Note: The meeting will take place in the Ardboyne Hotel, this evening, Wednesday 16th, at 7.30pm.

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