Louth Sinn Féin held their AGM last night and a new Chairperson was elected. Jane martin is from Dundalk and has been an enthusiastic party worker and activist since the 1980’s. More recently Jane has been working for the Party across the 15 counties of the ‘Midlands-North West’ area. Jane was instrumental in the election campaigns of the local elections in 2014, Matt Carthy’s campaign for Europe in 2014 and the Dáil General Election in 2016.
Speaking after her appointment Jane Martin said “I am honoured to be given this opportunity in Louth, we have a great team here in the county. We are the biggest party on Louth County Council with ten councillors, we have two TDs, one of them being our party president Gerry Adams and the other being Imelda Munster, the first woman elected as TD in Louth and our MEP Matt Carthy. I look forward to continuing our great work and moving us on to even greater things.”
The packed meeting sent congratulations and support to the North’s new leader Michelle O’Neill MLA who took over the reins from Martin McGuinness this week. Discussions revolved around issues and challenges in the county.
Jane Martin said “some of the issues discussed were the housing shortage, the homeless epidemic and the lack of funding in the county for our roads. The most pressing issue was BREXIT which is of serious concern for the people of Ireland especially those living along the border. BREXIT will be bad for our border communities, bad for the economy and bad for workers. There has never been a better time to talk about building a new, fairer and united Ireland and I look forward to working with our activists in working towards building an Ireland we can all be proud to live in.”
Jane Martin also called for the young people of the county to get involved. “If you want to make a change, if you want to continue the struggle for a United Ireland then join Sinn Féin and make a difference. Just call into our office in Dundalk or Drogheda or go to www.sinnfein.ie and sign up.”