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.