Sinn Féin's Pearse Doherty visits Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, & Prince Edward Island

                           September 8 - 12, 2008

    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - Senator Pearse Doherty of Sinn Féin, will visit
Canada on a major speaking tour from September 8 to 12, 2008. Mr. Doherty is a
prominent member of Sinn Féin and one of its exciting, young new leaders. He
is a County Councilor from Donegal and was elected as Sinn Féin's first
Senator in 2007.
    The purpose of the visit is to brief Canadians on the Irish peace process
in general and to help strengthen cultural links between Canada and Ireland.
During his visit to Canada, Mr. Doherty will meet with members of the press,
politicians, and the Irish community. Mr. Doherty is a strong supporter of the
Irish language and the Gaelic Athletic Association. He is particularly
interested in developing links with Gaelic cultural and language activists
during his visit to Canada.

    Senator Doherty will speak at the following public events on the tour:

                         (ALL EVENTS OPEN TO MEDIA):

    Tuesday, September 9, 2008, 7:30 pm - Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) reception at The Old Triangle, 5136
    Prince St., Halifax.

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 8:00 p.m. - St. John's, Newfoundland

    Friends of Sinn Féin (Canada) reception at The Capital Hotel, 208
    Kenmount Street, St. John's.

    Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:30 p.m. - Charlottetown, P.E.I.

    The Benevolent Irish Society will hold a reception for Senator Doherty at
    582 North River Road, Charlottetown.

    The visit of Senator Doherty is sponsored by Friends of Sinn Féin
(Canada) Inc. ("FOSF"). We are a federally incorporated not-for-profit company
launched by Gerry Adams M.P. in 2001. FOSF works to build support in Canada
for Sinn Féin and the Irish peace process. For more information about our
group, please visit our website at

For further information:

PLEASE CONTACT: (902) 471-4889; (709) 687-9554; or (416) 402-3729

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