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Sinn Fein deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald ran unopposed as a candidate in the Dublin Central Constituency and formally announced her wish to replace Gerry Adams as President of Sinn Féin.
Touching on recent bullying allegations against the party, Ms McDonald said:
“Where relationships break down or rivalries take hold, where disciplinary issues emerge, it is important that we remember why we each joined Sinn Féin, what we are about as republicans, that we put front and centre our political ambition for a united, equal Ireland
“…It is also important that the rules of the party are respected by every member of our party and that they are applied fairly.”
Ms McDonald also signed the Sinn Féin General Election pledge…