Sinn Féin’s newly elected Seanadóir Fintan Warfield has said that he was immensely proud to have been elected to the Seanad and to have received such a large vote.

He said ‘to have been elected on the centenary of the Rising is a massive honour and privilege and I look forward to working with the rest of my colleagues in Leinster House to fight for the type of change promised in the Proclamation.

Seanadóir Warfield said;

“I am immensely proud to have been elected to the Seanad and to have received such a large vote. To have been elected on the centenary of the Rising is a massive honour and privilege and I look forward to working with the rest of my colleagues in Leinster House to fight for the type of change promised in the Proclamation.

“As a young person involved in the arts and an LGBT activist, I will be a progressive voice on these issues in the Seanad. I hope that in the coming days I will be joined in the Seanad by an enlarged Sinn Féin team.”