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Munster EU convention to take place next Saturday

30 August, 2003

Sinn Féin Chairperson Mitchel McLaughlin today announced that the Munster convention to choose the party's candidate for the forthcoming EU election will take place next Saturday, 6th September, in Limerick City and in attendance will be party President Gerry Adams MP.

Those contesting for the position of party candidate for Munster are David Cullinane, Waterford, Councillor Jonathan O'Brien, Cork and Nancy Irwin, Limerick.

Speaking in advance Mitchel McLaughlin said:

"The next twelve months are likely to be dominated by events in Europe as the Irish government prepares to take over the Presidency of the European Union, the possibility of an EU referendum and elections to the European parliament.

"Sinn Féin has already chosen Marylou McDonald to contest the Dublin seat and she is hotly tipped to take a seat. The election convention for Munster will take place next Saturday and in the Six Counties early next week.

"The people contesting the Munster election convention are David Cullinane from Waterford, Cllr Jonathan O'Brien from Cork and Nancy Irwin from Limerick and I would like to wish each of them well.

"With preparations for the European elections well under way Sinn Féin can make real and significant growth. For the first time ever, next June, Sinn Féin has the potential to take several seats in the European election and to send to Europe for the first time ever and all-Ireland team."ENDS

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