From Donald Trump to Grace O’Sullivan

Election fever is running high in both America and Ireland at present and it’s impossible not to be struck by the extraordinary contrast between Donald Trump who is hogging the limelight here with his outlandish comments and Grace O’Sullivan who is guaranteed my No. 1 Vote in the Irish General Election this Friday.

Grace O'Sullivan Poster on the Copper Coast, Co. Waterford.
Grace O’Sullivan Poster on the Copper Coast, Co. Waterford.

Grace O’Sullivan, who is standing for the Green Party, is a soft-spoken woman with deep, deep concern for vulnerable people in our society and for the natural environment of this precious world of ours.

She has courage, and I mean real courage, as well as clear vision and a wealth of honesty, sincerity and life experience.

Grace shares my absolute love of our native Tramore and is a person whom feel l intensely privileged to have  known for many years.

Tramore, Co. Waterford, Ireland, Europe and the World will be given a very significant helping hand if Grace O’Sullivan’s voice is heard from our Irish Parliament.

Ireland’s General Election may not be hogging World News this week like Donald Trump, but I know that when I cast my vote for Grace O’Sullivan on Friday that I am voting for a candidate whose heart is in the right place and who will dedicate herself to building bridges to a better future for those who need it most.

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and I love to write both non-fiction and poetry.

31 thoughts on “From Donald Trump to Grace O’Sullivan”

    1. It’s interesting to have the two campaigns running at the same time. Our’s is very short this time – just three weeks.
      American Presidentials seem to go on forever but there is big interest in them in Ireland. We’re a people big into politics , not just here but generally.

  1. He’s getting all the free publicity and attention by ranting and raving..I will be very surprise if he makes it to the oval office. The candidates are starting to drop off like flies..

    1. Joni, the attention he’s getting even over here is massive. Hard to see him dropping off any time soon so looks like you have him right up to November, anyway.
      Our election looks very indecisive and there’s even talk that we may need a second one as there will have to be some kind of coalition. While we’re well used to them, forming the next one could be very tricky.

      1. It does hold true that he is holding his own as he just won again..now to look at the other side. Will the Republican party accept him and work with him..I’m fed up with the House of Representatives ( yes, they’re suppose to represent the American people) but they have their own agenda to block everything unless it’s theirs..not what is best for the country..So I look at this election as “ho-humm”….what else is new? Good Luck on Irelands choice of her representative.

        1. Hi Joni, he certainly seems to be on a roll right now but there’s a long road to go yet.
          We’re holding our breath here in Ireland as the votes are cast and counting starts tomorrow morning to fill the 158 seats. It’s bound to be a bit of a mish-mash so it could be a while before we actually have a new government. While the campaign was short (3 weeks), it was hot and heavy, especially in the last week.

    1. Hi George, it is brilliant to have such a good candidate in the constituency. We have PR system here, not first past the post, so get to vote for candidates in order of preference. I’ve a very solid No. 2 as well and then it gets a bit iffy!

  2. Regrettably the good people like Grace would probably be trampled over in the bear pit of politics if elected Jean. I often think that forward-thinking people, activists with proper, long-term visions, better serve us by continuing to do so at a local level.

    1. I take your point, Roy, though she has a lot of intetnational experience and polled well in the European Elections. It’s a tough path, though, especially for a small party. Fingers x. Ireland feels in a calm before the electoral storm tonight.

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