I am asking you for your No.1 or next highest preference in the forthcoming bye-election for a seat on the Industrial and Commercial Panel
Why vote for me?
• A strong and experienced voice for the Irish diaspora
As you know I served in the last Seanad as a Taoiseach’s Nominee and kept immigration reform high on the agenda. Since the inauguration of President Joe Biden the whole dynamic in the United States has changed for the better and I will continue to advocate from within if elected to the Upper House.
• Founding member of Votingrights.ie
We campaign for a Referendum to be held to ensure that Irish citizens in Northern Ireland and worldwide will have a vote in future Presidential Elections. On March 1st we held a very successful webinar/conference on Citizenship, Emigrants and Voting Rights to launch our Referendum campaign.
• Standing up for the hospitality industry
Along with my wife. Anne and my family we run a thriving restaurant business in Chicago employing over 350 people. As a businessman and employer, I have experienced at first-hand the serious problems facing employers and staff. I feel my experience in the Seanad and in the hospitality business both in the United States and previously in Galway, places me in a unique position to understand and speak on behalf of SMEs and the importance of Ireland as a global brand. Having handed over much of the day-to-day running of my restaurant business to my adult children. I am now residing in my family home in Galway. So many pubs and restaurants have suffered during the pandemic and we stand ready to answer the call when it comes to getting our country back up and running once again.
• SMEs – our innovators
Small business has been decimated by the pandemic and will continue to suffer until they can trade, develop and grow again when the economy reopens fully. SMEs are our largest employers, they are our innovators and they are the answer to getting our country back up and running again. I pledge to do all I can to ensure that the Government creates the environment to facilitate and support businesses in creating and developing enterprises.
Asking for your No.1
I ask for your NUMBER 1 vote in the Seanad bye-election and will be in contact with you personally in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, please feel free to call me with any questions about why a vote for me is the right choice.