New Mayo Sinn Féin cumann
Sinn Féin has established a new cumann in the Erris area of Northwest Mayo. Members from Belmullet, Pollathomas, Geesala and Bagor have joined together to further develop the party in the area.
Speaking to a recent packed Comhairle Ceantair meeting in Castlebar, Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle member Vincent Wood said that the establishment of this cumann marked a significant development for the party in Mayo.
``We recognised the level of support that existed in Mayo, particularly in the north of the county, and noted the level of disenchantment with the tired old politics of the Fianna Fáil/Fine Gael cartel,'' he said. ``Sinn Féin offers the only effective opposition to these parties in Connaught. The Labour Party is in disarray nationally and we provide a republican labour platform from which to give the people of Mayo the alternative many of them want.''
He forecast further positive developments for the party in Mayo and the expansion of the party throughout the region.