Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein nearing new leadership

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein nearing new leadership

Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein nearing new leadership

Nicknamed "Marmite Mary" because she divides opinion sharply, Ms McDonald is the TD (member of the Irish Parliament) for Dublin Central and began her political life as a member of Fianna Fail, one of Ireland's two mainstream political parties.

Dublin Central TD Ms McDonald, the party's current deputy leader, has always been the favourite to succeed the outgoing Sinn Fein president who has held the position since 1983.

She will take over from Gerry Adams.

"The truth is, my friends, I won't fill Gerry's shoes but the news is that I brought my own". So I will fill my shoes.

"As Gerry has said, that's not a pipe dream, that is the road we are on".

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Gerry Adams has been leader of Sinn Féin since 1983, and announced his intention to stand down previous year.

Mr Adams told members that the party must devise strategies and win support for a referendum on Irish unity.

"And we need to campaign for this".

"For us in Sinn Fein in the time ahead, we have to grow our party, not just our mandate but also our capacities. It's very achievable. We can do it".

The Louth TD has been a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for nearly 50 years and has been at the helm of Sinn Fein for more than three decades.

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"This is also my last Ard Fheis as Uachtaran Sinn Fein - I will be asking the incoming Ard Comhairle to agree a date in 2018 for a special Ard Fheis to elect a new Uachtaran".

Ms McDonald was confirmed as the sole nominee for the position following a party meeting in Belfast on Saturday.

She is set to take over from Mr Adams, after his more than three-decade stint leading Sinn Féin, on February 10.

Ms McDonald's judgment was called into question by political opponents following her response to the controversy caused by former Sinn Féin MP Barry McElduff's offensive social media post about the Kingsmill massacre.

Fiachra McGuinness, the son of the late Martin McGuinness, described her as the "ideal candidate to lead Sinn Féin into the future".

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