Wednesday, December 20, 2006
FINALLY we had the announcement of Labour's second candidate Nicky Kelly in Arklow. Pat Rabbitte came to do the honours. There was a great turnout. There were a few people unhappy with the decision but the overwhelming view was that two candidates offer Labour the best chance of two seats in Wicklow. This is a vital achievement and could determine the make up of the next Government. I certainly intend to work with Nicky Kelly to win the two seats. It would be good to see Arklow get a seat - the first time in its history.
I was sorry to see Mildred Fox announce her retirement from politics. We have so few women in Dáil Eireann that one less is a major loss. But I understand her decision and wish her all the best.
I hope everyone has a happy Christmas and a happy new year. 2007 will be an exciting year with the General Election getting close and a change of government....who knows what 2007 will bring but I'm looking forward to it...