Creighton bullish about Farrell’s chances

Renua Ireland’s Anne Farrell may be seen as an outsider to win a seat in the Roscommon-Galway constituency in the forthcoming General Election – but her party leader says she is “very optimistic” about her candidate’s chances.

  “I think Anne is going to do extremely well,” said Deputy Lucinda Creighton, during a visit to Ballyleague recently. “I think she has a great chance.”

  Ms. Farrell worked as a community welfare officer for 20 years, and Deputy Creighton believes that will stand her in good stead.

  “Anne is a hugely dynamic and energetic character, who has worked helping people for the last 20 years,” she said. “That knowledge and experience is really invaluable and gives her a unique perspective on the challenges that people face. It also means that she knows a lot of people across the county, which is also very helpful for a candidate.”

  Deputy Creighton accepted that the constituency would be competitive, but said that there was a seat “up for grabs”.

  She also claimed that previous TDs had neglected Co. Roscommon.

  “This is a county which I think has been let down by its representation over a long period of time,” she said. “I know that from my visits to Roscommon, and the frustration that I hear every time I speak to people here.”