Green Party Senator Pippa Hackett will launch her General Election campaign for Laois-Offaly in the Tullamore Court Hotel this evening, Monday, December 16, from 7.30pm.
“I’m looking forward to hosting this event, not only to launch my General Election campaign, but to thank my local election campaign team, and my fellow Green Party members and supporters for their help and encouragement this year.
Pippa Hackett, who lives in Geashill, was elected to Offaly County Council last May in the Edenderry District but has since been elected to the Senate after she replaced her party colleague Grace O’Sullivan who has become an MEP.
A General Election is expected in the first six months of 2020.
“Anyone interested in meeting other green-minded people is welcome to come along,” she says of this evening’s launch.
“The ecological crisis is here, and it is affecting the people of Laois and Offaly in a very direct way. We are affected by issues such as flooding, and extreme weather events such as storms.
“We have seen species loss and biodiversity breakdown, job losses in Bord Na Mona and ESB, struggling family farms, and communities divided over renewable energy projects.
“How we adapt and mitigate climate change and biodiversity loss affects us all. And that is why it is so important to have a green voice for Laois-Offaly.
“The people in this constituency need representation in a way they never have had before. The ‘business as usual’ approach is no longer an option.
“We need representatives who are not caught up in ‘parish-pump’ politics, but who see the bigger picture, and want the best for Laois and Offaly, and our country as a whole.
“We have the opportunity to be leaders, not followers, and I want to lead that charge.
“The Green Wave is here, and the time is right for a Green TD from this constituency in Dáil Éireann.”