General Election Debate at the axis Ballymun chaired by Olivia O’Leary, organised by the Ballymun Whitehall Partnership to encourage voter participation.

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This meeting was addressed by Minister Pat Carey, Dessie Ellis (SF), Andrew Keegan (PBP United Left Alliance) John Dunne (WP), John Lyons (Lab), Roisin Shortall (Lab) and Bill T (FG). Olivia O’Leary was in the chair as she was in previous similar General Election debates. The 100 strong audience participated actively and there were identifiable party activists and community activists in the stalls. I find the Axis very agreeable place. I really like the atmosphere there and I will defend the role of the Ballymun Whitehall Partnership in this community. Declan Dunne and colleagues add a lot to community value here. The Axis reflects the calm personality of Director Ray Yates. Do not get the idea that these people are party political. They are not. I respect their professionalism and humanity.