Joan Burton’s visit to Donegal NE

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.

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About Senator Jimmy Harte

I am a Labour Party Senator based in Donegal North-East and a public representative for the last 16 years. I represented Letterkenny Town Council and Donegal County Council until 28th April 2011 when I was elected to the Senate I attended St Eunan's College in Letterkenny and UCD (Dublin) where I studied psychology to BA level. I also played soccer with UCD first team. I live in Letterkenny and own Harte Insurances which I set up at the age of 24. We have two offices, Letterkenny and Raphoe.
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