Labour Nominate Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
as Dublin North Central
General Election Candidate
Statement from Cllr Aodhan O Riordain
Labour Councillor for Clontarf Ward
Wednesday December 16th 2009
Labour Councillor for the Clontarf Ward Aodhan O Riordain has been nominated as the Labour Party's candidate in the next general election for Dublin North Central. The selection convention took place tonight in the Artane Beaumont Centre.
'Since becoming a primary school teacher in Sheriff Street almost 10 years ago, I have learned that our country needs change and that the lives of the children that I serve can only be improved with political change. We live in a divided and fragmented society, one of the most unequal in the Western World and I can't change that from within the classroom.' Cllr O Riordain stated.
'This is a huge step for me to take because, if elected, it will mean that I will have to leave the school that I love, the children that I care for, and the community that I feel so strongly about. However there comes a time in everyone's life where they have to take a stand for what they believe in. I am now absolutely convinced that running for the Dáil and helping Labour form the next government is the only way we can bring change to our country for those who need it most: for the weak , the helpless, the vulnerable, the unemployed, the elderly, those with special needs, our newcomers, our drug addicts and our children.' he continued.
'I love my job, but I love my country. That is why I am delighted the members of the Labour Party in Dublin North Central have chosen me as their candidate for the next General Election. This is the first step to winning a seat for Labour in Dublin North Central, and putting Labour at the heart of government.' Cllr O Riordain concluded.