Monday 10 December 2018

Latest Áras runner also stood for 2016 General Election

Patrick Feeney speaking in Waterford yesterday. Photo: Patrick Browne
Patrick Feeney speaking in Waterford yesterday. Photo: Patrick Browne
Laura Larkin

Laura Larkin

The latest candidate to enter the race for the Áras is a former general election candidate who secured just 22 votes.

Patrick Feeney, a former Aer Lingus employee from Galway, presented to Waterford City and County Council in a bid to secure their nomination to run.

Mr Feeney, who contested the 2016 election in Galway West, told councillors he wanted to "challenge the status quo". He spoke about innovation and said he would be a president who would work with the people of Ireland, the Government, the Seanad and local government so "that we can all run Ireland, not like at the moment".

In relation to Waterford, he proposed a number of initiatives including a standalone university, a light rail along the Greenway and said he supported the campaign in relation to hospital services for the county. He is the only one of the three hopefuls who speaks fluent Irish.

Irish Independent

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