Bresnihan, Valerie: - Social and Human Rights Researcher
A previous runner and also did quite well as I recall.
Brodbin, Shane: - Product Manager
Ex-DCU SU President
Connolly, Mark: - Financial Services Official
Apparently he is very supportive of the government, in fact wanted that on his entry on the ballot paper but did not have any documentation to back it up. Honesty when I saw him in person I thought he was one of Bock the Robber's men from the Blog Awards. Seriously.
Crowley, Liam: - Solicitor
Another man from Puck, Christ people will think we're trying to take over. A director of elections for John "the bull" O'Donoghue on occasion. And a local election candidate for FF in 2004.
Garavan, Mark: - Lecturer and Sociologist
The Shell to Sea representative. I'll bet J/Gerry Cowley never thought when deciding to support him that he would be out of the Oireachtas himself when the election was being held. Sociologist? I thought he had suggested he was some sort of chemical engineer when taking about the pipeline.
Healy, Paddy: - Immediate Past President, Teachers’ Union of Ireland, and Lecturer
Apparently, a brother of Seamus Healy who was TD for Tipperary South until a short while ago.
Hillery, John Anthony: - Medical Doctor
Hogan, Martin: - Green Reform Candidate and Business Mentor
Nice bloke. Can't imagine he is too impressed at Mark Garavan's late declaration.
Kennedy, John Paul Alexander: - Software Engineer; Young Fine Gael
Lowe, Martina: - Director, GET AHEAD
MacCárthaigh, Dáithí: - Abhcóide/Barrister
Monahan, Oonagh: - Business Manager
NUIG person, is the west awake?
Mullen, Rónán: - Barrister, Teacher, Columnist
O’Callaghan, Bernie: - Hotelier
Ó Gógáin, Liam: - Engineer and Lecturer
Father's rights is primarily his focus or so it appears from googling.
O’Riordan, Mary: - Medical Doctor
O’Shea Farren, Linda Mary Patricia: - Solicitor and Human Rights Advocate
Was Nora Owen's programme manager according to the good people at thepost.ie and has a nice address apparently.
O'Sullivan, Bernadine: - Secondary Teacher
Former ASTI President who has run before and came close to unseating Brendan Ryan. Was last time her only real chance? Her campaign may well consist of saying
Benchmarking- bad ICTU - boo hiss and so on.
O'Toole, Joe: - Senator and Educationalist
Educationalist no less! there's posh for ya. Used to be when being a teacher was good enough for our Joe. Still and all he's from Dingle so I won't say anything too bad about him.
Philips, Susan: Political Analyst
Seems to be UCD academic
Price, Brendan: - Biologist, Founder: Irish Seal Sanctuary
Plenty of experience over this course and well aware of intricacies of the process.
Quinn, Feargal: - Senator
A pleasant man to speak with and surely a shoe-in again this time out.
Ryan, Brendan: - Senator and Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
Interesting to see Brendan making a targeted love bomb of engineers. His vote dropped last time out after he had joined the Labour party and run in the general election. Not sure what impact it may have this time.
Sullivan, Daniel K: - Disability Activist and Software Development Researcher.The above was intended to have read Software Development Researcher and Disability Activist but the box was rather small and once I got Software Development Researcher written I realised I would have write Disability Activist above it for it to fit in the same area. I have some qualms with the word "Activist" too as it speaks to me of folks gathered around a Formica topped table, smoking butts talking about assisting the workers in their struggle to overthrow the bosses. Still it seems to be the vernacular of the times so.
Oh and the flag has been dropped and they're off...