Gallagher takes break from presidential campaign for son Bobby's first day at school
Businessman Seán Gallagher maintains that his son starting his first day back at school took precedent over the Presidential race.
Mr Gallagher announced last week that he intended to contest the presidential election for a second time having lost out to Michael D Higgins in 2011.
He aims to speak to the media this week about his campaign having firstly spent the past week focusing on his son's return to school.
'In our home this week the Presidential election was the second most important event taking place,' said Mr Gallagher.
'Bobby (5) was preparing for his first day back at school at St Laurence's National School in Greystones and I made a promise to myself and my family that his first day back at school would be the most important thing all of us as a family did this week.
'Opportunities to speak with the media about the election will come again next week once I formally start to speak at scheduled council meetings, but an opportunity to make sure that Bobby had his special day uninterrupted by anything else will only come around once.
Meetings and conversations with councillors throughout the country continue in preparation for a series of council meetings next week'.
Mr Gallagher, his wife Trish and their children Lucy and Bobby moved to County Wicklow in 2013, firstly settling in Enniskerry before moving to Delgany where they currently live.