Tuesday October 27, 2020

The voting habit: The marathon campaign

Three candidates on making their pitch

31st January, 2016
Contemplative nuns from the Hampton Hermitage Carmelite order in Dublin 9, voting in 2011 Picture: RollingNews.ie

Malcolm Byrne

Social housing. Local employment opportunities. Lack of school places. Encouraging young people into farming. Animal rights. Abortion. Rent increases. Social welfare entitlements. Potholes. Lack of gardaí. Facilities for the elderly. Disabled access. Remembering 1916. Student grants. Mortgage repayments. Irish Water.

These are among the varied issues I faced as an election candidate in just one day knocking on the doors and responding to emails last week. I’m expected to have a...

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