Wexford Green Party’s candidate in the General Election, Ann Walsh, pulled a big crowd to her launch party last Friday. I think it is fair to say that this is the very first Green Party event ever at The Golden Anchor in Castletown, the county’s most northerly village.
Independent Wicklow Councillor, and good friend of Ann, Miriam Murphy along with former TD and Minister for Food Trevor Sargent were on hand to speak. Miriam is a seasoned campaigner and a much respected politician. Ann is fortunate to have her on side to help prepare for the road ahead. Ditto as regards Trevor who is never shy about sharing his huge knowledge, experience and common sense.
Ann herself is nothing if not passionate. In launching her campaign and laying out her manifesto she proved to be knowledgable, eloquent, persuasive and witty. That’s a winning combination in my book! She especially knows her away around the healthcare system and could write the book on disability and special needs services. She is also very strong on the need to nurture, support and grow the much forgotten and neglected network that makes up rural Ireland. Once elected she will kickstart her mission to remedy this in her own Castletown!
Ann is already very busy on the canvas trail. She has a small but committed team. If you have any bit of green in you and you want to give her a few hours of your time, anywhere in the county, give her a shout. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel 086 0222672.