Sullivan in early with praise for deputies

Bray People - - ELECTION 2011 - MARY FOG­A­RTY

GREY­STONES COUN­CIL­LOR James O’Sullivan jumped the gun slightly, by re­leas­ing a state­ment con­grat­u­lat­ing his Fine Gael col­leagues be­fore they were ac­tu­ally of­fi­cially elected.

‘ I’m de­lighted to con­grat­u­late my three col­leagues on their elec­tion to Dáil Éire­ann,’ said O’Sullivan on Satur­day evening, re­fer­ring to Andrew Doyle, Billy Tim­mins and Si­mon Har­ris.

The three can­di­dates had all made tri­umphant en­trances to the Grey­stones count cen­tre that evening, when tally re­sults put them clearly ahead of their op­po­nents.

‘ I have been thrilled to work along­side our three can­di­dates over the course of the elec­tion and com­mend each of them for run­ning an ad­mirable cam­paign.’

It might be split­ting hairs some­what, but the count was still un­der­way, and the three men were not yet deputies.

‘ Wick­low’s three Fine Gael deputies pro­vide bal­anced rep­re­sen­ta­tion for our con­stituency,’ added James. ‘Andrew, Billy and Si­mon strike the bal­ance be­tween rep­re­sent­ing ru­ral and ur­ban life and ex­pe­ri­ence and fresh think­ing.’

Cllr. O’Sullivan is also op­ti­mistic that the trio will help to ‘ fix our econ­omy, im­prove pub­lic ser­vices, over­haul the health sec­tor, and most im­por­tantly, re­store faith in our po­lit­i­cal sys­tem’.

Cllr. James O’Sullivan.

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