Today is polling day and we chose are public representatives for both our local authorities, Dublin City Council in my case, and the European Parliament.
Little did I know 5 months ago that I’d be voting for myself, a local election candidate. It’s been an intense campaign and last night I handed over my ‘destiny’ to the good people across the Beaumont/Donaghmede area. I’ve enjoyed the campaign, particularly, meeting so many really lovely people. My eyes have been opened to the many wonderful things going on in our communities as well as to the many issues that still remain to be resolved both at local and national level.
I often think of conflict torn countries such as Syria and the Ukraine where the right to democratically choose public representatives is not upheld. I see voting as a right as well as a responsibility. Whatever your political outlook the one thing I would ask of anyone today is to use their democratic right to vote. Your vote counts, it gives you a say.
To all those who do chose to give me their No 1 vote or a preference today I say THANK YOU!! Thank you for placing your trust in me, it is very much appreciated.