Monday, May 14, 2007
What's Another Weekend?
We chose Millmount Abbey because it’s an example of how to do things right. I first canvassed the estate three years go (for the local elections) and I’ve probably called to every door there about 5 or 6 times in the last three years. It’s always been a pleasure to canvas there – people are happy with their houses and where they live. Our position is that poor developers should find it difficult to get planning permissions and that good developers (like here) should be encouraged.
Press Conference about Unfinished Housing Estates
The Battle Bus then went to Betaghstown Wood in Bettystown before going to Stamullen for an hour. We were joined on the day with European colleagues from France and Portugal, who came along to observe our campaign and to help out.
On Saturday night I took the night off and watched RTE's Eurovision coverage. Where is Johnny Logan when you need him? Actually, as it turns out, he was at home in County Meath. I know this because I called to his house and asked him for his vote last week!
After church in Curragha on Sunday I attended the launch of our €1 bus fare policy. We propose to introduce a flat fare of €1 from Ratoath, Dunshaughlin and Ashbourne to Dublin.
Bus Fare Launch in Dublin
After the launch I went to Ratoath and called to houses in Somerville, Fox Lodge and the Village Green. Although the temperature outside was cold, the reception on the doors was warm. The opinion of my team is that Ratoath is all to play for!
Best of luck Dominic; as an emigrant from Meath West it's a little outside of my territory but all the best next week anyway.
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