People of West Tyrone to have their say on the way forward – Mary Lou McDonald

The Sinn Féin national leadership met in Strabane today to discuss the ongoing political crisis in the North, the imposition of Brexit on border communities and failure of the Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael partnership to deal with the housing crisis.

Speaking following the Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle meeting, party leader Mary Lou McDonald TD said,

“It is clear that politics are in flux, north and south and this reflects that Ireland is changing.

“People have the power to shape the future and to build a new and united Ireland.

“To build an Ireland of opportunity, of prosperity and an Ireland which everyone calls home.

“To build an Ireland in which all citizens are treated equally and with respect.

“The West Tyrone by-election will be the first time since the DUP collapsed the talks process that the people can their say on the way forward to re-establish of the political institutions on the basis of rights, respect and equality

“The by-election is an opportunity for the people of West Tyrone, to vote for unity and to reject borders and division. To vote for equality and fairness and reject disrespect and discrimination.

“To vote for an all-Ireland party, in a changing Ireland.

“Órfhlaith Begley, a young, progressive, dedicated and determined woman. She will deliver for the people of West Tyrone.

“If elected Órfhlaith will be part of our Westminster team and our all-Ireland team as we build a new and united Ireland for all our people.

“I would call on all people to use their vote and vote for Órfhlaith Begley.”