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Ní Riada to run for President

September 16th, 2018 5:33 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Liadh Ní Riada

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SINN Féin have confirmed today that MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada will be the party's presidential candidate in next mont's election.

The announcement was made today at a meeting of the Sinn Féin excutive council and Ms Ní Riada, who lives in Ballyvounrey said she wants to be a new president for a new Ireland.

'My visions for a New Ireland is a pluralist and inclusive one - a United ireland that respects the identities and traditions of all,' said Ms Ní Riada.

'I will be a positive voice for Irish Unity, leading by example and demonstrating the outreach and inclusivity needed to bring the people of this island together. If I am president, Áras an Uachtaráin will be a welcoming house for all.'

Ms Ní Riada now joins ex-Dragons Gavin Duffy and Sean Gallagher along with Senator Joan Freeman in the race to be the next President of Ireland.

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