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Sinn Féin announces Seanad candidates

Local Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh announced the party’s seven candidates set to stand in the upcoming Seanad elections.

The Sinn Féin candidates running in the upcoming election. Source: Sinn Féin Ireland/Twitter

The Sinn Féin candidates running in the upcoming election.
Source: Sinn Féin Ireland/Twitter

The candidates include a number of defeated general-election candidates, including Pádraig Mac Lochlainn from Donegal on the Industrial and Commercial Panel, Rose Conway-Walsh from Mayo on the Agriculture Panel and Trevor Ó Clochartaigh from Galway on the Agriculture Panel.

The remaining candidates include Fintan Warfield from Dublin on the Culture and Education Panel, Niall Ó Donnghaile from Belfast on the Administrative Panel, and both Máire Devine and Paul Gavan running for the Labour Panel.

Speaking from Leinster House, Ó Snodaigh said the party will use the Seanad as an opportunity to promote Sinn Féin’s proposals in respect to tackling key issues such as health and housing.

“Sinn Féin is delighted to announce our panel of candidates for the Seanad elections from across the four provinces of Ireland.

We will use the Seanad as a platform to put forward Sinn Féin’s policies including protecting our most vulnerable citizens, introducing a fair tax system and investing in high quality public services with a priority of solving the crisis in our health and housing services,” the Dublin-South Central TD stated.

According to the statement, Sinn Féin will also, “push for proper reform of the Seanad, including the introduction of universal voting rights.”

Ó Donnghaile said he is determined to,“bring a positive, inclusive and dynamic Belfast perspective to the Oireachtas”.

 

Ó Snodaigh added: “Our candidates are all Sinn Féin activists in their own communities, they are highly capable and will make great senators.”

By Meadhbh Sinclair

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