McDonald congratulates Michael D Higgins on his re-election
Speaking following the re-election of President Micheal D Higgins, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald TD said:
“I would like to congratulate Micheal D Higgins on his re-election with a renewed mandate. I wish him well for the coming term.
“Liadh has been an outstanding as a candidate. She did the party proud and will continue to play an important role in Irish politics for years to come. I would like to thank all the Sinn Féin voters that came out to support Liadh.
“The people have spoken and delivered a huge mandate for Micheal D Higgins. With this mandate comes the responsibility to speak out on behalf of citizens, with a changed relationship with government and the opportunity to chart a new course of the Presidency with greater transparency and accountability.
“Ireland is changing; the next election should include votes for citizens in the north and abroad. the President should use his renewed mandate to represent all the people as we move towards Irish Unity.”