Continuing in the series of blog posts highlighting the off the wall batshit musings of local election candidates, today I look at Deirdre O’Donovan. Deirdre is running for South Dublin Council and has been endorsed by Shane Ross – last seen trying to summon Jesus to the Public Accounts Committee.
Regular political loons reading this blog will know that some politicians would say mass if they thought it’d get them an auld scratch at the ballot box. Deirdre is one such undesirable.
Deirdre’s latest blog post very seriously tells us –
‘One of the jewels of the nation’s sporting crown – Ballyboden St. Endas – is now removed from our community constituency’
‘This decision was approved by the current County Councillors – mainly Fine Gael & Labour politicians’
Ballyboden St.Enda’s is a marvellous facility, but it’s big, you can’t miss it. So where’s it being transferred to I wonder? Kerry? God forbid, Ballymun? Worse still, Cork? Nope…..
Deirdre solemnly tells us – ‘The very heart of the village – St. Colmcilles Church, National School and Knocklyon Shopping Centre – have been moved to the Templeogue/Terenure Ward away from our community and neighbours and in with the people of Clondalkin and Ballymount’
Ah ok, Deirdre is objecting to the redrawing of the local electoral boundaries and Ballyboden St.Enda’s is not being moved to Cork. Although Dierdre does a pretty could job of making the people of Clondakin and Ballymount sound pretty undeserving of such a facility.
Deirdre also wants you to hold local election candidates to account –
“If you are unhappy with the boundary changes, make sure you mention it when the main political party politicians come calling at your door in the run up to the election on 23rd May.”
A quick phone call to Shane Ross and Deirdre could have found out that it was the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee that redrew the boundary and not the “main political parties”.
Who are these political hucksters and charlatans who had the temerity to redraw the boundary?
The members of the Committee are:
Mr. Gerry Kearney, former Secretary General of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, who is the Chairperson;
Mr. Joe Beirne, former Director of Services, Mayo County Council;
Professor Gary Murphy, Head of the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University;
Mr. Peter McCann, former Principal Officer in the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government;
Ms. Marian Vickers, Chief Executive, Northside Partnership, Dublin.
All upstanding members of the community. Not a politician to be seen. BallyBoden St. Enda’s isn’t moving anywhere and will continue to serve the community as it always has. No one will lose out on its facilities and that was the batshit musings of an ill-informed candidate endorsed by his holiness Shane Ross.
Next up – The anti-fluoride politicians in Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Féin that will harm your kids if you vote for them.