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...

Friday, December 08, 2006

Book launch

DELIGHTED to have attended Michael D's book launch last week. How does the man do it? Full of energy, full of prose! Congratulations to Michael D.

Another book launch this week was the Nikki Kelly's aptly named "When justice slept".