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Limerick's lady-in-waiting for election

On the election trail in Limerick with Labour's Jan O'Sullivan, Celia Larkin found her happily brand-building

Published 13/02/2011 | 05:00

I ARRIVED ahead of time for my appointment with Jan O'Sullivan, the Labour party candidate for Limerick city and spokeswoman on Health. I have known Jan for a number of years in her capacity as chairwoman of the Cara Housing Agency, but this was my first time on the political campaign trail with her.

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I am always curious to know how candidates canvass their constituency. Each has their own style of communicating with the electorate and, of course, Jan being Labour, I was interested to see if the wind was indeed at her back.

Our meeting place was St Munchin's Community Centre, Kileely Court, Kileely, Limerick city. The rain was lashing down, so I decided to head on in to await her arrival, and hopefully get a feel for the place before the fuss of canvassing began.

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