Tomás Ó Flatharta

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Joan Collins – Campaigning in Meath Street (Videos)

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Joan Collins first won a seat on Dublin City Council in 2004, and was re-elected in 2009 with an increased share of the vote in the Crumlin-Kimmage ward. In 2011 she is a People Before Profit / United Left Alliance candidate in Dublin South-Central. Joan doorstepped ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern at the gates of Leinster House this week, asking why he had no “shame” about the state of the country, ruined by the collapse of the Celtic Tiger. Have a look at Joan’s campaign in the Meath Street area on Saturday January 29 2011 – it looks like she has struck a chord with many working class people.

The reaction to Joan’s handbagging of Bertie Ahern was very positive and good-humoured – take a look at these short videos made by John Meehan :

Meath Street Butchers discuss ex-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s retirement regrets with Dublin South-Central United Left Alliance General Election candidate Joan Collins and Dermot Connolly.

Joan Collins discusses a week dominated in the media by the handbagging of Bertie Ahern,  and Labour Party attacks on a “rag-bag”, a “motley crew”, to the left of the party led by Deputy Gilmore :

Pat Dunne discusses the reaction to the Joan Collins Dublin South-Central General Election campaign in Dublin’s Meath Street on January 29 2011. People can help the United Left Alliance / People Before Profit push for a Dáil seat – meet the volunteers every Saturday on the Meath Street/Thomas Street corner at 12 noon until the General Election, likely to happen on February 25 2011.

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