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‘No doors are closed’ for Cahill following Euro elections

As the dust settles from the European Parliament elections, Sixmilebridge community activist, Richard Cahill said he was “extremely satisfied” with his final tally of 15,300 votes in thesouthern constituency before his elimination in the fifth count. Mr Cahill was very pleased with his showing in the constituency covering 10 counties in Munster and East Leinster, considering he had just over three and a half weeks to mount an election campaign. Before contesting the elections, Mr Cahill stated he wouldn’t have considered launching a Dáil bid. However, having “dipped his toes into democracy”, he is not ruling out contesting future elections. “I am tired now. It is not a time to be making decisions. I need to talk to my family as to how they feel about things. No doors are closed at this stage,” he said. Having completed a snapshot tally of the papers on Sunday morning, he said one-third of the ballot papers had him ticked, which amounted to …

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Cahill taking ‘no posters’ route to Europe

By Dan Danaher THE four main political parties have been accused of wasting hundreds of thousands of euro on electioneering for European elections, which would be better spent on delivering community projects throughout Clare. That’s the verdict of Richard Cahill, who entered the Euro South race on Monday, just before the close of nominations, to become the only new Clare candidate in this constituency. The Sixmilebridge community activist, who doesn’t have any money to spend on a traditional campaign, believes the main parties – Fine Gael, Labour, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin – are squandering money on posters, election fliers and advertising, while some people are struggling to put food on the table. “There are people who are wondering where they are going to get food to feed their family. Political representatives are spending hundreds of thousands of euro on posters and election literature. They are saying they are true representatives; they must be joking. This type of spending is …

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