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Ó Caoláin congratulates Pearse Doherty as he tops poll in Seanad election

24 July, 2007

Sinn Féin Dáil Group leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has congratulated Pearse Doherty on his election to the Seanad and on topping the poll in the Agriculture Panel. He said that Pearse will play a hugely important role in the Oireachtas team and in ensuring that the party goes from strength to strength in the coming years.

Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

"I want to congratulate Pearse on his election and to thank all those involved in his campaign. He will play a hugely important role in the Sinn Féin Oireachtas team, in delivering for local communities and in ensuring that the party rebuilds and goes from strength to strength.

"Our job is very clear in the time ahead. We will work hard in the interests of all those communities that we represent. We will hold the government to account every day of the week. We will work with other parties and individuals in the Dáil and Seanad to help end the crisis in the health service, to prioritise investment in primary school education, build affordable housing and encourage job creation. And we will work closely with Sinn Féin Ministers in the north in the interests of everyone on the island.

"Ireland will face a lot of challenges and opportunities in the time ahead and Sinn Féin will play our part in bringing about progressive change for the country."ENDS

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