Pres hopeful draws inspiration from CIE Works

Article Posted: Friday 10th June, 2011

This is the last paragraph of Fine Gael MEP Gay Mitchell's statement announcing his candidacy for the presidential election...

"My life’s journey has taken me from the home of my widowed mother in Inchicore to the Dáil, the Mansion House, Iveagh House and Brussels. From the President’s study in the Áras, which I visited many times as Minister, the floodlights of C.I.E. Works, where I worked as a boy, are visible as a clear landmark. If I am elected President this landmark shall be a daily reminder of where I came from and that my sworn duty is to serve the welfare of the people as well as to uphold the Constitution and the law."