23 July 2009 Edition
Ó Broin new Dublin Sinn Féin Chairperson
The cuige also elected Daithí Doolan as the new education officer.
Speaking after the meeting, Eoin Ó Broin said:
“Dublin Sinn Féin faces big challenges in the time ahead. If we are to meet these challenges, we need to refocus on the core political objectives of our party and develop new strategic direction for the city. We also need to reinvigorate our party organisation.
“Sinn Féin is a republican socialist party. We want an end to partition and the creation of a national democracy based on principles of social and economic justice and political and cultural equality. We want to end poverty, inequality, discrimination and marginalisation in our communities and across the city, to effect change that improves the quality of people’s every day lives.
“To do this, we have to build our political strength organisationally and electorally in every community, ward and constituency in the city. We also need to build and drive an alliance for change, in communities and across the city, to advance our political objectives.”
Sinn Féin must once again be embedded in our local communities, the new cuige chair said “empowering people through campaigning on the streets and in the media and through assertive representation in the councils and Leinster House”.
He said that Sinn Féin must be the campaigning party, radical and credible, offering local communities a real alternative to the failed politics of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.