‘Donegal Person of the Year’ to sign Pearse Doherty’s nomination papers
Sinn Féin Senator Pearse Doherty has confirmed that well-known musician and current ‘Donegal Person of the Year’ Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is to sign his nomination papers as he formally enters the by-election race in Donegal South West. Senator Doherty will sign the election papers at 11.30am at the court house in Letterkenny.
Commenting on her endorsement of Pearse, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh said;
“I have signed nomination papers endorsing Pearse Doherty as a candidate in the by election for Donegal South West. I wish to state that I am not affiliated with any political party. I fully support however, the stand that Senator Doherty took in order that the people of South West Donegal would be represented in the Dáil. This by-election will give my neighbours and I a voice, a voice that has been denied to the people of Donegal for much too long.”
Senator Doherty said;
"It is a real honour to be nominated by someone like Mairead who has brought everything which is good about Donegal to venues around the world. Mairead was deservedly awarded the title of Donegal Person of the year as she is a fantastic ambassador for our county.
Note to editor
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh achieved world wide fame as a musician with traditional group Altan. Mairéad is also a founder member of 'Cairdeas na bhFidleiri', which began over twenty-five years ago to promote, develop and keep alive the richness of the county.