GENERAL Election hopeful Mary Moran insists that she is hoping to become a “new champion” for Dundalk.
The mother of five from Ballybarrack greet Labour Party deputy leader Joan Burton to her campaign office in Clanbrassil Street on Monday and immediately set her stall out to earn the party a seat in this constituency.
She said: “It is time to stand up for Dundalk. Dundalk needs a new champion for its people and its commerce.
“I am a Dundalk woman, born and bred and have worked all my life in Dundalk. If elected to Dáil Éireann I will be that champion,” she said.
The local schoolteacher also thanked all those who have been supporting her on her campaign to date.
“I’d like to thank Ged Nash for the great support he has given me and I also owe a huge thanks to the team that I have around me.
“I’ve really had my eyes opened in the last few weeks by the people I’ve met and the support I’ve got has been great. I knew everyone was fed up when I put my name forward for the election but having canvassed for the last few weeks in places I didn’t even know existed it has really hit home what people are going through.
“It is time for change though.
“It’s not something I want to play on but as the only woman candidate people have shown a lot of respect for that,” she said.