Sunday 4 December 2016

Beating a path to (and from) the doorsteps

Shane Ross

Published 07/02/2016 | 02:30

AWKWARD MOMENT: I came face-to-face on the hustings with Bernard Byrne of AIB. Photo: Mark Condren
AWKWARD MOMENT: I came face-to-face on the hustings with Bernard Byrne of AIB. Photo: Mark Condren

The location for my first canvass of this election was hand- picked. Advised by an old hand with local knowledge a few weeks ago, I headed for a specially selected comfort zone.

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"Go to this road," insisted my adviser, pointing at the map, "you will get a warm reception. Most of the residents speak with a marble in their mouths, just like yourself. None of them will need medical cards or potholes filled in." That road is a doddle.

So I agreed to start somewhere that would lift me onto Cloud Nine, before facing the more demanding voters a little later.

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