Read your link Ah Well and quote from it;
"]"Outspoken Fianna Fail TD Ned OKeeffe has confirmed that he told the chairperson of the parents' council of a local national school that there are no votes for Fianna Fail in the schools village when approached for help in securing funding from the Department of Education.
Claire OFlynn, chairperson of Rathcormacs Scoil Bhride Parents' Council said that Deputy OKeeffe made the disgraceful remarks when she contacted him on the ongoing issue of overcrowding and the reliance on temporary classrooms at the school.
He said that he had no votes in Rathcormac and that he would only speak to people in places where he had votes. He said that as far as Fianna Fail were concerned Rathcormac was no use to us and asked me who I voted for, Mrs OFlynn said.
Mrs OFlynn added that Deputy OKeeffe suggested that his son, Cllr Kevin OKeeffe, polled badly in the village at the recent local elections.
Of course the people of Rathcormac will support their local man, she continued, referring to newly elected Fine Gael Cllr Pa ODriscoll - a Rathcormac native - but surely politicians should realise that its not a vote against the others.
Speaking to The Avondhu Deputy OKeeffe reiterated his belief that there are no votes for his party in Rathcormac."
I think this just about says it all about the sort of politics we do in Ireland, and I include all parties. It is 'self serving' rather than 'people serving'.Is it any wonder we're in the bind we're in? Does anyone think it will be any different, if we rearrange the deck chairs in Kildare St? We're still going to go down, unless we realise that a completely new beginning is what is required, a return to 'first principles' if you like.
Craven greed, self service, mé féinism, putting a will to power before a basic understanding of power; seen as service to our fellow citizen, subject to reason, and limited by basic human rights, can only ensure the ultimate prolonging of our problems.
The old self serving, dynastic, nepotistic guard has to be changed!
Do I have any hope that this will happen? Of course I do, it has to happen and it will happen! The alternatives are unthinkable, and I for one don't see the 'light' at the end of the tunnel as an oncoming train.
Yes, it probably will be forced upon us by the inevitable consequences of our bad choices to date, and I am not going to apportion individual blame in this regard here.