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Typo sees Sinn Féin election candidate listed as councillor

Noeleen Moran has said that it was a “typo and an honest mistake”.

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AN UNFORTUNATE SLIP-UP on the election literature of a Sinn Féin election candidate in Clare has accidentally seen her listed as a councillor.

The leaflet urging a number one vote for Noeleen Moran was placed in letterboxes in the constituency.

A spokesperson for the party has confirmed that a typing error led to the mistake.

Commenting on it, Moran said:

It is a typo and an honest mistake. Put it down to human error. I am focused on my campaign and articulating Sinn Féin’s progressive solutions to the real issues affecting the people of Clare.

Moran ran for election to the Clare County Council in 2014 for the West Clare district.

Despite taking 1,023 first-preference votes and making it through to the 10th count, she failed to take a seat.

In response to TheJournal.ie’s pre-election survey, Moran said that her top priority for her constituency was improving ambulance cover and emergency department response times throughout the county.

Also on the leaflet was information that it had been printed by Sinn Féin councillor Mike McKee.

He told the Clare Champion that the leaflets were printed at the party headquarters in Dublin and that, as a large number of Sinn Féin candidates in the general election were councillors, it was an easy mistake to make.

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