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McLaughlin congratulates Pearse Doherty on Magill award

20 April, 2005

Sinn Féin General Secretary Mitchel McLaughlin has today congratulated Sinn Féin Donegal Councillor Pearse Doherty on winning the 'One to Watch' category in the Magill Politician of the Year award in Dublin last night.

Mr McLaughlin said he believed "it was a very apt award for Pearse which clearly recognised the tremendous performance he put in during the European election campaign and his leading role in the recent Údaras na Gaeltachta election."

Mr. McLaughlin said, "In the European election campaign - right across all political parties and shades of political and media opinion there was an early recognition of Pearse Doherty‚s abilities as a public representative. His confidence and his knowledge and understanding of the issues involved and of concern to people throughout Connaught/Ulster were second to none. I believe the Magill award is well justified and I would like to congratulate Pearse on receiving it." ENDS

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