Local Sinn Fein woman speaks to Irish migrants in Australia

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Local Sinn Féin activist Noeleen McPolin, speaking from Perth, Australia where she is part of a visiting Sinn Féin delegation including Pearse Doherty TD, has said that the reception has been immense from the local Irish population. Speaking to Newry Times, Ms. McPolin said, “As part of a four city visit to Australia, including Perth, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne we will be holding a series of meeting with trade unions, local politicians and members of the Irish diaspora. One of the main areas of concern we will be raising is worker rights of the immigrant population which includes thousands of Irish people.” “It is important that people who have moved to Australia due to the economic recession in Ireland have proper rights and conditions when working or seeking employment.” “We will also be impressing amongst local politicians and local Irish communities the benefits of the Peace Process and the importance of supporting the reunification of Ireland in terms of how it would radically change the economic conditions on the island negating the need for our young people to leave home.” She added, “I have really impressed by the support for Sinn Féin within the Irish community in Australia and congratulate the Friends of Sinn Féin Australia for organising the visit.”
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