I sit in the cold, with 40c in my purse, and wait for the candidates to come knocking
A single mother - who lives 15 minutes from Taoiseach Enda Kenny and wishes to remain anonymous - writes an open letter highlighting the ways the Government has failed her and her son
There are eight days to go until voting day in the General Election, in which I will cast my vote in the Mayo constituency, where the Taoiseach of our country lives less than 15 minutes away from me.
As I type this, I am wearing gloves, earmuffs and a scarf inside my house, waiting for the first candidate to knock on my door to try to win my vote. I have yet to meet any politician at my door.
I have maybe four teabags in my cupboard and no coffee, so I hope if someone comes, they will be content to drink tap water while I show them how the tagline 'Let's Keep the Recovery Going' is simply a fantasy for those living on the poverty line.