Sunday 24 September 2017

Stephanie 'in a good place' as she backs David Hall

Repro free Ö 19-5-14ÖÖ. PRIORY HALL'S STEPHANIE MEEHAN joinsDAVID HALL ON THECAMPAIGN TRAIL in Castleknock Dublin along with Shane Ross and Eamon Dunphy. This eveningDavid Hall, Independent, in the Dublin West By Election willbejoined on the campaign trail by Stephanie Meehan. David said
Repro free Ö 19-5-14ÖÖ. PRIORY HALL'S STEPHANIE MEEHAN joinsDAVID HALL ON THECAMPAIGN TRAIL in Castleknock Dublin along with Shane Ross and Eamon Dunphy. This eveningDavid Hall, Independent, in the Dublin West By Election willbejoined on the campaign trail by Stephanie Meehan. David said "I'm delighted that Stephanie has joined me on the trail. Her courage, dignity and spirit is an inspiration to all of us......the currentgovernment put banks and developers before people - the bells of change are ringing....." Davidmeet Stephanie throughhis work with the residents ofPriory Hall. Stephanie Meehan[SM] said "I will vote Independent because it is time for change, everything has been tried and tested, it failed. It is time for change. Time for people with new, fresh ideas. If anybody can make a change [in the D·il] it is David Hall.....People need to know how good heis on the ground level". SM "Time is up. The government have taken us as far as they can. Other parties are so out of touch with ordinary people". SM "There is a huge barrier between them and us" SM "I want to support David Hall as he supported me and the residents of Priory Hall.....he will represent the ordinary joe soap in the Dail" Hall continued "the mortgage and housingissues have been one of the big talking points on the doorsteps in Dublin West. I have meet hundreds of people over the last few weeks that don't know what to do or who to turn to.People from all walks of life who are been squeezed for every cent they have. People that have already bourne the brunt of the financial crisis where successive governments have picked banks over people. These people are now left to fight these banks for their homes alone, with uncertainty over what taxes may lie ahead.......The 23rd of May is Independent's Day....Vote for change, Vote Independent - send the much needed message to the government" If youneed further information / interview contact Alex Hatton 087
Eamon Dunphy, David Hall, Stephanie Meehan and Shane Ross on the campaign trail.
Priory Hall's Stephanie Meehan with David Hall
Priory Hall's Stephanie Meehan with David Hall
Repro free Ö 19-5-14ÖÖ. PRIORY HALL'S STEPHANIE MEEHAN joinsDAVID HALL ON THECAMPAIGN TRAIL in Castleknock Dublin along with Shane Ross and Eamon Dunphy. This eveningDavid Hall, Independent, in the Dublin West By Election willbejoined on the campaign trail by Stephanie Meehan. David said "I'm delighted that Stephanie has joined me on the trail. Her courage, dignity and spirit is an inspiration to all of us......the currentgovernment put banks and developers before people - the bells of change are ringing....." Davidmeet Stephanie throughhis work with the residents ofPriory Hall. Stephanie Meehan[SM] said "I will vote Independent because it is time for change, everything has been tried and tested, it failed. It is time for change. Time for people with new, fresh ideas. If anybody can make a change [in the D·il] it is David Hall.....People need to know how good heis on the ground level". SM "Time is up. The government have taken us as far as they can. Other parties are so out of touch with ordinary people". SM "There is a huge barrier between them and us" SM "I want to support David Hall as he supported me and the residents of Priory Hall.....he will represent the ordinary joe soap in the Dail" Hall continued "the mortgage and housingissues have been one of the big talking points on the doorsteps in Dublin West. I have meet hundreds of people over the last few weeks that don't know what to do or who to turn to.People from all walks of life who are been squeezed for every cent they have. People that have already bourne the brunt of the financial crisis where successive governments have picked banks over people. These people are now left to fight these banks for their homes alone, with uncertainty over what taxes may lie ahead.......The 23rd of May is Independent's Day....Vote for change, Vote Independent - send the much needed message to the government" If youneed further information / interview contact Alex Hatton 087
Former Priory hall resident Stephanie Meehan
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

FORMER Priory Hall resident Stephanie Meehan had taken a step back from the spotlight to bring some "calmness" into the lives of herself and her children – but she says she is now in a "good place" and they are happy.

Having tragically lost her partner Fiachra Daly last July due to the stress of being forced out of their apartment in the uninhabitable Priory Hall development in Donaghmede, Dublin, their lives had been turned "upside down".

Time out from media campaigns brought "normality and routine" back into her family life.

"I'm in a really good place now," she said, adding that her son Oisin (8) made his First Holy Communion last Saturday.

"I'm happy and my family are happy – life goes on. And it's only a short life. We're only here for a short time so we've to make the most of it," she said.

The mother of two joined broadcaster Eamon Dunphy and Independent senator Shane Ross in backing Independent candidate David Hall, running in the Dublin West by-election.

She is supporting Mr Hall because of the campaign work he did for the Priory Hall residents – but also because of the personal phone calls he made in the wake of Fiachra's death to check she was ok. "He got on board when no one else was interested and supported us from the very beginning," she said.

She added that the spiralling situation of homelessness made her "terribly sad".

"Some of the circumstances are just absolutely appalling and to be quite honest I count my blessings," she admitted.

"I know how hard it is to live in a hotel, because I lived in one for nearly four weeks, with two small kids in one room, and my heart absolutely bleeds for them."

Stephanie revealed that she had spoken to a woman in housing difficulties earlier that day, urging her to "keep thinking positive", and "never, ever refuse help and support".

Several constituents encountered Mr Hall on their doorsteps as he toured Castleknock last night. Well grounded politically, they asked hard questions, with one bringing up a recent controversy involving an allegation of "racism".

Mr Hall said comments made by him, caught on video and now the subject of a blackmail complaint by him to gardai, had been deliberately taken out of context.

"If it was true, we wouldn't be backing him," Mr Ross added.

Irish Independent

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