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Sinn Féin rally cancelled due to ‘coronavirus issue’

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A planned Sinn Féin due to take place in Galway has been postponed “due to a coronavirus issue”.

As part of a series of nationwide rallies, Sinn Féin supporters had been invited to attend a party rally in The Galway Bay Hotel on Friday. Party leader, Mary Lou McDonald, Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty and Housing spokesperson Eoin Ó Broin were to explain why Sinn Féin wanted to be in Government.

Newly elected TD, Violet-Anne Wynne had chartered local transport and was arranging for buses to travel from Kilrush to the event. However on Monday night, The Clare Echo learned that the rally had been a cancelled.

“This rally is now postponed due to a coronavirus issue,” a local party spokesperson told The Clare Echo. As a result of the cancellation, Wynne is to hold a number of public rallies across the county. “To date advanced planning is for rallies beginning in South-East Clare, Ennis, Shannon and Kilrush,” the party member added.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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