Independent TD Mick Wallace will be in Ennis this Sunday (May 4th) in the Templegate Hotel in Ennis at 8.30pm as guest speaker at a public meeting organised by Independents Together, the Clare based voluntary non-party support group for Independent candidates.
“Mick Wallace is one of a small group of Independents in the DáIL who, due to their outspokenness, tenacity and courage have demonstrated that non-party elected members can play a pivotal role in exposing serious wrongdoing and forcing the introduction of badly needed legislative change” said Jim Connolly, Founder and Acting Secretary of Independents Together.
Mr. COnmnolly explained that Independents Together, or Meitheal Neamhspleáigh, is an umbrella group based on the traditional Irish Meitheal where “each candidate retains his or her individuality and if elected will work jointly with others to achieve common goals. Candidates shall uphold basic principles, such as, a commitment to democracy, community, accountability, equality, transparency and to fundamental humanitarian principles which put the quality of every citizen as a top priority.”
Established just a few months ago, the group already has Independent candidates running in Ennis, Mallow, Kanturk, Cork City, Wexford, Kilkenny, Kildare, Lucan, South Dublin, Offaly, Tuam, Leixlip as well as candidates for two Dail bi-elections expected in the near future.
“The message candidates are getting on the doorsteps in all counties is that voters blame all parties for the desperate state of the country and will be voting Independent on May 23rd” Jim Connolly said.
Other speakers on the night will include George Atijohn Independent candidate running in Ennis and John Lernihan, well known Ennis resident who is campaigning against water charges.
The meeting will be chaired by Tom Greene from Ardrahan, Co Galway.
Time will be allowed for members of the audience to express their opinions before the meeting closes.