Congratulations to Gráinne Mhic Géidigh who made history today by becoming the first Sinn Féin representative on the board of Údarás na Gaeltachta. Sinn Féin performed well in this election, picking up 7% of the vote throughout the Gaeltacht, despite competing in only 3 constituencies and once more out polled the PDs. This was an huge increase considering the fact that Sinn Féin picked up only 1% of the vote in the 1999 election. Congratulations to all who were involved in the campaign.
Ta mé cinnte go mbeidh Gráinne ag obair go han crua ar son muintir na Gaeltachta agus tá súil agam go mbeidh si in inmhe stadús na gaelige agus na fadbhanna ag baint leis saol na Gaeltachta a chur chun cinn. Léirionn na torthai seo go bhfuil Sinn Féin ag fás i ngach aon coirneail den oilean.