Sinn Fein’s Northern Leader, Michelle O’Neill is set to become the Vice President of the party under Mary Lou McDonald as President. The new team will take over on February 10th at the special Ard Fheis in Dublin.
Her remarks below;
“I am honoured to be nominated as the new Leas Uachtarán of Sinn Féin. I look forward after the Special Ard Fheis to work with our new party President Mary Lou McDonald and wider national leadership team.
“We are entering a new political era and Sinn Féin will continue to be on the frontline leading positive change to improve the daily lives of ordinary people across Ireland.
“Sinn Féin wants to be in government north and south to deliver high quality public services on the basis of equality, rights and prosperity.
“We will continue to work against the twin threats of Brexit across the whole island, and British Government austerity in the North.
“Our priority is to continue the growth and development of Sinn Féin as a national political movement for Irish Unity and an agreed Ireland
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs