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Well, at least Christy's going the extra mile

IT'S a long way from home.

Voters in Donegal North-East were baffled yesterday by an unfamiliar poster clamouring for space on the N56 between the villages of Kilmacrennan and Termon.

Closer inspection revealed it was Clonakilty-based TD Christy O'Sullivan, who is fighting to win a seat for Fianna Fail in Cork South West -- over 500km away.

Some were suggesting the stranger in their midst was obviously prepared to go to any lengths to get re-elected -- in this case the length of the country. Locals also wondered whether the Cork man had any links to Donegal.

But the TD revealed he was as baffled as anyone. "I know absolutely nothing about it," a perplexed Christy said.

His quip that he's delighted "to know that I'm now a national figure" just shows how effective he's been since entering the Dail in 2007.

Irish Independent