GENERAL Election candidate Mark Dearey marked St Valentine’s Day by coming up with a novel election poster proclaiming his love of Louth
The poster, playing on his surname proclaimed, “Mark Dear(l)y loves Louth” and conveys his affection for and his commitment to the well-being of his home county.
Mark unveiled the poster for the first time in St Helena’s Park with his wife Laura and many more were later erected throughout the constituency.
Speaking about the posters, the Green Party Senator said: “With the election campaign entering the last ten days the best Laura and I could manage to mark St Valentine’s Day was a spring time walk in the park,” joked Mark.
“I have however promised to make that up to her after the election and I intend to do just that.
“On a more serious note, Valentines’s Day is an opportune time to again highlight the critical role my party played in bringing about the Civil Partnership Bill. It is something we are proud of.
“I know it has been a source of happiness and relief to a number of same sex couples and co-habiting couples around the county who have been in touch with me about their own unions.
“I am delighted that the Bill has been passed but I recognise that in legislative terms it is still just a stepping stone toward full recognition, something we intend to work for in the next Dáil,” said Senator Dearey.