PRES­I­DEN­TIAL CAN­DI­DATE VIS­ITS HIS SON’S SCHOOL

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - NEWS -

Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Seán Gal­lagher paid a visit to St Lau­rence’s School in Greyst­sones last Wed­nes­day, and in par­tic­u­lar to his son’s se­nior in­fants class.

Seán and his wife Tr­ish were wel­comed by teacher Tri­ona Has­sett, with an even more warm wel­come from Bobby (5), who flew into his fa­ther’s arms when he ar­rived in the class.

The pres­i­den­tial hope­ful said that he doesn’t get to see his chil­dren as often as he would like at the mo­ment, so it was a lovely way to be greeted.

Ear­lier that same day, the can­di­date also paid a visit to other stu­dents in the school, in­clud­ing sixth class, where he sat for a ques­tion and an­swer session with the pupils. Mr Gal­lagher took in Pur­ple House Can­cer Sup­port dur­ing his day of can­vass­ing. He and his wife met up with ser­vice users and vol­un­teers.

Founder and Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices Veron­ica O’Leary ex­plained the range of ser­vices pro­vided to can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.

Seán also called in to East Coast FM that morn­ing, for an in­ter­view with De­clan Mee­han on the morn­ing show.

He spoke to De­clan about his vi­sion for the pres­i­dency, which he said is shaped by the ex­pe­ri­ences and skills he has learned over a life in com­mu­nity, busi­ness and pol­i­tics.

Seán and Tr­ish moved to Wick­low in 2013, in­tially to En­niskerry and then Delgany where they now live.

Seán and Tr­ish Gal­lagher with se­nior in­fants and their teacher Tri­ona Has­sett at St Lau­rence’s.

Veron­ica O’Leary, Seán Gal­lagher, Tr­ish Gal­lagher.

Bobby Gal­lagher runs into his fa­ther’s arms as he ar­rives at his school.

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