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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

The Little Elections

My poem 'The Little Elections' is a tribute to the hugely inspiring local election campaign which is ongoing here in Ireland. Voting takes place on Friday, May 23rd

On the Galway Local Elections 2014 Facebook group, when I persisted in asking where candidates stood on abhortion, always a good one to put a flame under a discussion's bum, one commenter  put me right by telling me that I had no business gabbing on about  national issues. This is a local election in which an interest in dog droppings is, apparently, essential. And so the poem was born. 

It has been published today on three different websites today.