13 July 2006 Edition

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New website - for an Ireland of Equals

This week, Sinn Féin's All Ireland Agenda department launched its own website, www.irelandofequals.com. Department co-ordinator, Sean Oliver, said it would be a useful resource for activists, supporters and the generally curious, to find out more about the party's All Ireland Agenda, and the projects it encompasses.

"The site contains details of our strategies for building on the demands of the 1916 Proclamation, for an Ireland of Equals, by building 'communities for reunification'" Oliver said.

"These are - A Green Paper for Irish reunification, Northern representation in the Oireachtas, voting rights for all citizens in Presidential elections, the Rights For All charter, expanding the All Ireland aspects of the Good Friday Agreement,

The AONTU strategy for cross-border integration and our regional campaigning strategy.

"Our discussion papers are there to be read, and downloaded as PDF's. Campaign literature is also available as PDF's for people to use locally.

The site also has updated news stories, as well as access to party's national website, www.sinnfein.ie.", Oliver continued.

Sinn Féin's All Ireland spokesperson, Tyrone MLA Barry McElduff, was also enthused about the new site: "It will help to keep people informed of party policies on a whole range of issues, as well as featuring speeches on our All Ireland Agenda made at this years Ard Fheis, as well as at republican commemorations around the country.

"If local areas are organising events, we can publicise them nationally and internationally on the Upcoming Events slot.

"Most useful of all, there is a very detailed 'related links' section. This allows users to find out more about the various All Ireland bodies set up under the Good Friday Agreement, and the work they do. It also provides links to all sorts of groups who are working hard on the ground on cross-border and All-Ireland integrated projects", McElduff said.

Sean Oliver concluded by saying urging people to "log on, and have a scan around the site. We're in the process of setting up e-mail addresses, where we can receive feedback from you on the site. In the meantime, any comments, ideas, or materials can be sent to myself at [email protected] sinnfein.ie.

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