I know readers of this blog are mainly interested in areas relating to Online Marketing but I want to take a brief time-out and ask that, if you are eligible, you would consider casting your vote for Senator Shane Ross in the forthcoming Seanad Elections. The reasons? Very simple really;
In my role as CEO of the Irish Internet Association we tried hard to lobby Government about our pitiful broadband availability. Despite many calls, emails and letters few politicians took the time to meet with me. Senator Ross was the exception. Not only did he meet with me on a number of occasions but he also had a deep understanding of why this issue is so important to Irish business and society. He displayed a keen insight into both the problems relating to broadband and the solutions to rectify them.
I believe he is one of the small group of earnest political practitioners who genuinely care about the issues, not the sound bytes. If you look at the work he has done in the area of Broadband, including getting a debate in the Seanad on his own motion relating to the issue you will, I hope, agree. I would strongly urge you to vote for him and would be happy to discuss or debate why I am backing his candidacy. He is a doer not a talker.