A Better Ireland

Help wanted

Posted on | January 17, 2011 | 6 Comments

As an independent candidate, it is very difficult to get elected under our present political system. Most Independents are elected on single issue items, like getting a new road built or keeping a hospital open. Issues like these do even more damage to an already flawed political system. I want the system changed and as such face an uphill battle, however not a completely hopeless one, but to have any chance of success I need help, help with the campaign and help with getting my message out to the people of Cork South West.

I believe in the genius of the Irish people and as such am calling on anyone interested in what it is that I am trying to achieve to lend me a hand, moments like these come only a very few times in one’s lifetime, let’s grasp it, let’s make a difference, let’s fix the Country and let’s get us onto the right track.

If you are interested in helping Email me at election2011@abetterireland.com


6 Responses to “Help wanted”

  1. Dan Morris
    January 18th, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

    Well done Dave and all the best in a very hard task you have undertaken but if anybody can then you can knowing your ability to focus and follow through,let me know if i can be of any help.

  2. Brendan O' Sullivan
    January 20th, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Hi Dave,

    I am one of the angry crowd. I’m angry because the political system has failed us and we’re almost powerless to do anything about it and because, as you say, there is no real alternative. The existing alternatives are complicit. They are part of the political system that stood by and allowed the country go down the pan.

    We need a change in the political culture in this country. We need new people with democratic ideals who want to reform the political system.

  3. Teresa
    January 24th, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Hi Dave

    Well done, what you are trying to do is not easy but must be done. If we are to effect change then we need change in the people that get elected. It is not only FF that needs to know how displeased and angry we all are, the other parties need to get the message and that can only be done if they are not voted for this time round. Give them time to reflect and let change come about with new heads and new ideas. Let the people of Ireland be heard.

  4. Mark
    January 27th, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    Hello Dave,

    I am delighted to know there is an independent candidate for our constituency. You have a hard task ahead of you. But you’ll be getting my number one vote.

    Sadly as I am quite busy with work (thankfully, I am one of the lucky ones) I don’t have much time to dedicate to your campaign. You do have my number one vote though and I am following you on Social media (which is my area of work).

    I look forward to your campaign and wish you the best. We need more people like you.



  5. Dave
    January 27th, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Thanks Mark, it is encouraging to get positive feedback like this. And thanks for your vote.

  6. Marcus Hutchinson
    February 12th, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    At last I think I now know how to vote.
    You will be getting my number one. I am always worried about independents because too many of them are single issue people and for the most part on the far left of spectrum and completely in the clouds when it comes to the reality of the world. The fact that you are a businessman in a modern industry appeals massively to me.
    One of my main disillusionments with the Irish politicians is that they are all from dynasties or have gone into it early after being a school teacher, or have come form a city or town council environment, all totally ill-equipped to manage the business of this country. Too few politicians have either worked significantly or been educated abroad. As much as I love this country we cannot be blinkered to the lessons learnt overseas and with politicians that haven’t spent significant and valuable time abroad how can they steer this country properly…
    Good luck with your campaign, but remember luck is preparation meeting opportunity. I am spreading your word.

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to my site, having sat through the turmoil of the last few years, I'm frustrated, I want the Government out and out now, but having thought on it, I came to the realisation that there is no real alternative. All the political parties support and partake in this sham that we call Democracy. So that is why I have decided to run in the next General Election. I want to offer people of this constituency a REAL alternative. There are so many things that need fixing in this Country; the trouble is knowing where to start. I believe that what needs fixing first is our system of Government, giving the people of Ireland a real say in how this Country is run. Real local Government and a smaller National Government. that acts on National issues