Comment: The Issues Remain
A huge thank you to everyone for your support during the Seanad elections.
Unfortunately, I was not successful and have now been eliminated. I felt compelled to run on issues that affect hundreds of thousands of people in Ireland.
My aim was to shine a light on these issues in the Seanad in order to influence policy and practice in Ireland. I believe that I would have made a very effective, passionate and hardworking Senator.
The issues remain – unchanged by the outcome of the election.
The human rights of our most vulnerable are violated on a daily basis in Ireland.
I was committed to effecting change before I ran for the Seanad, I remain committed irrespective of the outcome of the election.
My candidacy was always about the issues, not about me.
I will continue to do what I can outside of parliament.
I wish the Senators elected to the 25th Seanad every success, they will, I am sure do great things.
I send my commiserations to the unelected TCD candidates and also to my friends who ran on the NUI panel.
“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
27 April 2016