Tuesday 21 February 2017

Martina Devlin: Richard taking race to the finish line all in his stride

Published 23/02/2011 | 05:00

People Before Profit candidate Richard Boyd Barrett speaking to local children yesterday as he charges through housing estates in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, to canvass for votes
People Before Profit candidate Richard Boyd Barrett speaking to local children yesterday as he charges through housing estates in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, to canvass for votes

Richard is giving his second preference to Eamon Gilmore because he wants to build a left-wing alliance

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RICHARD Boyd Barrett doesn't walk if he can trot and doesn't trot if he can gallop. He charges through housing estates at breakneck speed, pausing to talk to potential voters before dashing off again -- all without getting out of breath.

"Stop," I gasp, "can we just stand still for a minute?"

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