Sinn Féin deputy president Mary Lou McDonald has been to Shannon to promote her party’s local election candidates.
While in Shannon, Deputy McDonald met with her party’s candidates in Shannon and West Clare, Mike McKee and Noeleen Moran.
Deputy McDonald said she was ready to work with Sinn Féin’s Clare candidates. “I’ll always be available to Noeleen, Mike and Cathal, she said, I and my Dáil colleagues have already raised issues in the house and with ministers on behalf of our Clare team and that cooperation will continue after the elections. I’m delighted with our three candidates, I think they will do very well next Friday. All the feedback I’ve had today has been positive. People need things to change and they know we will deliver that”.
Mike McKee said he was very pleased to have Mary Lou in Shannon. He said she “embodies the ethos of Sinn Féin”.
“We’ve been asked in media debates whether it’s better to be in a party or an independent. The great advantage we have found of being in Sinn Féin is that people know what we stand for. Whether on water charges, the property tax, the universal service charge, unemployment or emigration, people see Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald and Pearse Doherty in the Dáil. Myself, Noeleen and Cathal have all had many experiences where people say they know what we believe in because Gerry, Mary Lou or Pearse have made our ethos clear,” added Mr. McKee.
Sinn Féin’s EU candidate for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada accompanied Mary Lou on her visit.