See attached a selection of pictures from Joan Burton’s visit to Donegal North-East on Friday. As Labour’s deputy leader and highly-respected finance spokesperson,Deputy Burton was delighted to be in the constituency and her visit is indicative of the amount of energy the party are putting into winning a seat here.
In the morning she officially opened my campaign office on Castle Street, where a large gathering of supporters met with her over tea and coffee. She then visited Cara House on the market square, a family resource centre, where manager Susan McAuley explained to her difficulties they are facing in terms of funding at present, Following this, we went to LYIT and met with Director Paul Hannigan and several other members of staff and some students too. Paul was good enough to give her a walkabout of the college and into the college library.
From one educational facility to another, and we then moved onto Illistrin National School, where principal Tom Feeny and vice principal Doreen Sheridan Kennedy set out their stall as regards the issues the school faces at present. Finally, Deputy Burton called into the offices of the Donegal People’s Press and the Donegal News, and met with the editorial staff there.
Overall, I was delighted to have someone of the calibre of Joan Burton visit the constituency, and am heartened by the warm response both she and I received from constituents.