Wednesday, September 06, 2006


SO after the summer break things have nicely hotted up already. We, Labour and Fine Gael, returned to Mullingar to review work in progress on policy development and Fianna Fail got all hot and bothered. They cant have it both ways. They complain we have no policies and they complain when we have policies!

I was really glad we published our Mental Health policy as the first chapter of the Labour/FG Health Plan. Mental Health usually comes last yet one in four of us suffer mental illness during our lifetimes. So for once the last shall be the first.

I had a great break ziplining in Mexico and walking in the Glens of Antrim. People are already getting engaged with the battle ahead.

It will be an exciting election, not least for those of us fighting it out on the hustings in 2007!