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Hannon-Kennedy to finally take Bray seat

category wicklow | elections / politics | news report author Monday November 25, 2013 20:20author by Anon Report this post to the editors

Hannon-Keneddy to finally sail home

It is emerging across social media circles that TCD Sociology Graduate is to contest the local elections in Bray-Hannon Kennedy who once came within a seat of being elected will probably run as an Independent sweeping up Labour support across the entire area posing a massive threat to new political wannabees. Catherine is seen as a hard-grafter, a voice for the voiceless and gained increasing popularity following an RTE Documentary on her local estate Oldcourt Park which has a tragic history.

It is emerging across social media circles that TCD Sociology Graduate is to contest the local elections in Bray-Hannon Kennedy who once came within a seat of being elected will probably run as an Independent sweeping up Labour support across the entire area posing a massive threat to new political wannabees. Catherine is seen as a hard-grafter, a voice for the voiceless and gained increasing popularity following an RTE Documentary on her local estate Oldcourt Park which has a tragic history

Catherine is the only female candidate standing with a 's strong history of campaigning on areas such as fire safety, women's rights, suicide prevention, housing and the huge problem of poverty across Bray and its hinterland.

I is believed Catherine will be endorsed by a wide range of people all across Bray and this will be widely seen as a positive alternative for a town.

While not confirmed it is believed that Catherine fought the coastal protection programme which destroyed Brays Tourist industry.

She has huge respect in the area and was a student representative in Trinity College.

author by Unapublication date Mon Nov 25, 2013 20:28Report this post to the editors

I live on Church Road in Bray and will fully support Catherine. She is an inspiration to all women.

author by Dave - Fassaroe residentpublication date Mon Nov 25, 2013 22:10Report this post to the editors

We will never forget you from the bin tax days. #1

author by Factcheckpublication date Tue Nov 26, 2013 14:57Report this post to the editors

Can I just check the name because at the start it seems to be someone called Hannon Kennedy and then it's Catherine Kennedy later on?

Is this the same candidate who came seventh out of nine candidates in a Town Council ward in 2009?

http://electionsireland.org/counts.cfm?election=2009T&c...&ref=

author by Crackerjackpublication date Tue Nov 26, 2013 17:19Report this post to the editors

There is no confusion over Catherine's name. This is a deliberate attempt to get votes on the back of her mother's name who was elected a Councillor in Bray. Nothing will change in Bray till the nepotism of political dynasties comes to an end. For years we have had the McManus clan (husband, wife, son), we have had the Egan clan (mother, daughter) and no doubt soon we will have the Ferris and the Vance clans. I heard once that some of these claimed they could win a seat just on the strength of family members living in Bray. This is not fair to newcomers into the town - but that is Irish politics.

Only confusion is about Catherine's call to all groups.... she has annoyed so many over the years .... never seemed to be truly "independent" and seemed always to have Sinn Fein tendencies. Would not be surprised if she joins SF after getting elected.

Oops - just saw in other comment that Catherine Kennedy stood for Sinn Fein in 2009! Love it when I'm right!!! Let's not forget folks that Sinn Fein is in Government in Northern Ireland with a right wing party and is very busy imposing Cameron's cuts and austerity on the people. Does Catherine Kennedy stand for those cuts?

author by Bray Group - Churchpublication date Tue Nov 26, 2013 18:23Report this post to the editors

Given what has been done to women in Bray Catherine is our obnly hope. United behind her.

author by Wicklow Against Suicide - Wicklow Against Suicidepublication date Sat Nov 30, 2013 23:53Report this post to the editors

Catherine spoke to the Minister on our behalf. With the victims of suicide in mind, Catherine was one of those people who persuaded John Moloney to give the area a suicide prevention officer. We wish Catherine all the best and while we are no longer in existence as a group we have received many emails asking us to support the woman who has got so much done for the area. As for the above comments of negativity, we will not be entertaining them but instead canvassing for and supporting the person who helps the marginalied with no other agenda. Catherine, on behalf of us all, thank you, Margaret Toal former Secretary.

author by Alison - Save Bray Seafrontpublication date Sun Dec 01, 2013 17:07Report this post to the editors

Our group would like to endorse Catherine in the next elections.

author by Ani Rapid - none whatsoeverpublication date Tue Dec 03, 2013 17:11Report this post to the editors

Catherine was the only person to take on the Rapid crowd dividing our estate down the middle.

author by Mags - Wolfe Tone residentpublication date Sun Dec 15, 2013 21:50Report this post to the editors

Catherine puts people first unlike so called left organisations who use people.

author by Monastery Grove Mother's Group - Monastery Grove Mother's Grouppublication date Mon Dec 16, 2013 23:20Report this post to the editors

What wonderful news we have been brought. I met Katheryn many years ago in the bin tax campaign and recently in an art class. We are behind you here in Enniskerry what can we do to help?

author by Adam - none whatsoeverpublication date Sat Dec 21, 2013 14:57Report this post to the editors

Catherine= ten years experience.

author by Carmelpublication date Mon Dec 23, 2013 17:56Report this post to the editors

Catherine you will be up against it but knowing you that won't be a bad thing. Go for it and do it on your own and wish you all the very best in the democratic process and life. I personally don't think democracy no longer works but that's neither here nor there. You need to canvass. Good luck Catherine, Happy Xmas, Carmel.

author by Margaretpublication date Sat Jan 04, 2014 21:19Report this post to the editors

Dear Catherine, I wish you the very best you helped me at a crucial time and be sure the family in Bray and Kilmac will not forget this at the ballot box. I stumbled across this while looking at some stuff. God bless.

author by Supporterpublication date Sat Mar 22, 2014 01:53Report this post to the editors

I pledge my number 1 vote to Catherine as they only female candidate actually from Bray running.

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