Mary Flaherty

On Thursday at the funeral of the late Aileen Donnelly at Terenure College

(where I often had the sh.. kicked out of me), I met former Minister Mary

Flaherty who is in great physical shape. She must be paying a fortune to a

personal trainer. It was my pleasure to talk to an intelligent progressive

woman with a lot to offer.

If Fine Gael rise in the opinion polls in Dublin

to >20%, I will suggest to Sean Barrett, Phil Hogan, Frank Flannery and

cohorts that she should be a candidate with me here in Dublin North West to

maximise the Fine Gael vote. Fine Gael should field candidates with the

ability to add value to national government. Ballymagashers should remain

in the Urban District Councils.