She's in! Our first openly pagan priestess politician!
I didn't tag anybody in it, didn't mention a name, was specifically non specific about who the status referred to. This was because the focus of that status was to express my own satisfaction on passing a milestone for a community I've been a member of for over 20 years now, the Irish Pagan Community.
And that's grand, but I went around where I could access kind of cleaning up a bit, as Deirdre Wadding was not elected on a Pagan platform, and it should not be the focus of her work, or the celebration of a successful candidacy in the Wexford constituency of the Local Elections 2014. Basically, I felt the need to make it clear that...
Deirdre Wadding is a hard working social activist, who ran with the People Before Profit Alliance, in Wexford. She happens to be Pagan too, which is a happy bonus for our community.
Her calm, respectful, and reasoned common sense is a familiar sound to those who listen to her debates and speeches.
But first and foremost, she is a local and national anti-austerity campaigner, committed to putting Irish people before lining the pockets of the elite.
She, and the many socialists, Independents, and successful 'Left Wing' candidates who rolled over the established parties to take top spot in the recent elections, are our children's hope for the future of Ireland.
I am proud to know her, and call her a sister priestess.
I will watch with interest, and support all I can, this move towards real change in Irish politics.