22nd March 2016
Today is a very proud day for me.
Today I was nominated to be the Social Democrat candidate for the upcoming Seanad Eireann election. I will contest the Agricultural panel, where I believe my expertise in fisheries management, aquaculture and environmental law, coupled with my experience as a County Councillor, will be a valuable addition.
Seanad Eireann has the potential to serve as a very important second set of eyes on Dail Eireann. It currently does not function as well as it should but hopefully, if the right people get elected, we could take a serious look at Seanad reform and make the Seanad work for all people equally.
Seanad elections are very difficult to win unless you are in one of the big parties. But despite these odds, I am looking forward to an exciting few weeks.