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 announced today that MEP Liadh Ní Riada is to contest the Presidential election next month.

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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