MLA Raymond McCartney said
“Saturday seen yet another milestone in the history of Sinn Féin in Derry with the formation of a new Cumann (Association) in the city.
“We have seen particularly over the last two years the massive growth of the party electorally in Derry which cumulated in electing a Sinn Féin MP for Foyle and people’s quest for a rights based society. And in the same time our membership in the city has doubled.
“This is an indication of the growth of the party locally and across Ireland as more and more people agree with our republican analysis.
“So we need to adapt and build for the future around all that, so the formation of a new vibrant Cumann in Culmore is part of that process.