Friday 22 September 2017

Boundaries overstepped on several occasions

CAMPAIGN DIARY WEEK 3 Despite a mid-week slump in mood, the week ended on a high note for Willie O'Dea

Monday Feb 14

Valentine's Day, and while my path is not strewn with rose petals, the welcome on the doors around Mungret is good until mid-afternoon, when I detect a sudden frostiness. Maybe frostiness is putting it too strong, but people do seem surprised to see me at their door.

This goes on for a while until someone eventually tells me why. "This is Niall Collins's area," says the woman opening the door. "We haven't been constituents of yours for ages."

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