Martin Kenny TD welcomes Ní Riada presidential nomination

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Martin Kenny TD welcomes Ní Riada presidential nomination

Leitrim sinn Féin activists out on the Presidential Campaign train in Drumshanbo last night.

Sinn Féin TD for Sligo, Leitrim, North Roscommon, and South Donegal Martin Kenny has welcomed the nomination of Liadh Ní Riada as the Sinn Fein Presidential candidate.

Deputy Kenny said, “Liadh Ní Riada received the backing of the Sinn Féin Ard Comhairle as our candidate in the Presidential election on 26th of October.

“Liadh will bring energy and passion to the office of President of Ireland. She is the best-placed candidate to represent a modern, progressive, fair and caring Ireland. Liadh will be a President of whom we can all be proud.

“We need a new president for a new Ireland. This country has changed radically in the last number of years and we are now a global inspiration for others when it comes to progressive social change.

“We need to continue to build on this as we shape a new United Ireland for all and we need an energetic president that will encourage and support us on this journey.

“In my Agriculture and Rural Affairs brief, I have worked closely with Liadh on a range of issues such as costal fishing, Brexit, and rural issues and I have found her always to be passionate and committed to the cause of standing up for Ireland on the European and international stage. I believe she would bring the same passion and enthusiasm to the office of president.” 

Deputy Kenny joined local Sinn Féin Councillors and activists to start canvassing for the Presidential Election in Drumshanbo on Monday night, September 17.  The election will be held on October 26.

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