North Tipperary presidential candidate Kathleen O’Meara has told the Tipperary Star that she is “hopeful” of securing the Labour Party nomination for the Aras this Sunday.
The former senator, who now works with the Irish Cancer Society, said that her campaign for a conversation about the presidency and what type of society we needed was “going down well”.
Ms O’Meara said that she had been talking to the 60 or so party members who have a vote at the convention, and said that, “on Sunday they will decide”.
She said that the issue of the presidency had become more centre stage of late and that people were now thinking about it ahead of the November election.
She also said that she had been receiving a “good response” outside of the Labour Party for her ideas on the presidency through social media outlets as well as through the NGO sector.
“People like the idea of building a new nation. It is going down well,” she said. “There is a huge hunger that right now.”