Wednesday 22 October 2014

Hartley: politics won't change unless new faces given chance

Published 15/04/2014 | 05:38

Cllr Michael Sheehan and MEP candidate Kieran Hartley with Frances Kelly in L&N Super Valu last Wednesday.

FIANNA FÁIL candidate in next month's European Union elections, Kieran Hartley, visited New Ross and Wellingtonbridge last week and said politics will continue to be the same unless new people are given the chance to implement change.

Mr Hartley, a Waterford-based businessman who has worked with his father's company (The Book People) in the New Ross area, said having four European candidates for an area that has ten counties and 1.2 million people was ridiculous.

He said he is making no promises about delivering for particular areas in the south of the country, but would protect the rural community, farmers and fishermen in particular if elected.

Mr Hartley was one of the organisers of a massive protest in County Waterford against the proposed Eirgrid pylons and is campaigning on that platform among others.

The threat to rural post offices, garda stations and farmer incomes are also major concerns of his.

New Ross Standard

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