18 September 2003 Edition
Waterford SF sets the pace
BY JOANNE CORCORAN
Waterford Sinn Féin is making history by running its largest ever team of candidates to contest an election in the state's history. The party is standing six candidates in the local elections, three in the city and three (in four wards) in the county.
Waterford has also made huge strides by producing a new policy document to coincide with the launch of the candidates. The document includes profiles of the six candidates and a comprehensive overview of the party's policies on health, waste management, traffic management, fostering community spirit, housing, social and economic equality, youth, rural development and Irish language and culture.
Each section explains how Waterford Sinn Féin will implement the party's policies in Local Government. It is an excellent compilation of facts about the Sinn Féin team in Waterford and comes almost nine months in advance of the locals. The document will be readily available for voters and the media.
Local representative David Cullinane has also been selected as the Sinn Féin European Election candidate for Munster. This election will take place on the same day as the local elections.
Speaking at the European Election convention in Limerick, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams congratulated the party membership in Waterford and wished all the candidates well. He added that the party would "make history" by electing Sinn Féin representatives onto Waterford City and County Council. The selected candidates are Joe Kelly, Frank Walsh, and David Cullinane in the city and Brendan Mansfield, Dungarvan; John Power, Suir; and Liz Whelan in Kilmacthomas.