Stand for something urges Howlin at 'I Dare You' book launch
deputy Brendan Howlin, newly-elected leader of the Labour Party, urged people to 'stand for something' and get involved in politics while making governance locally and nationally an issue for them personally, when he launched the new book 'I Dare You' by Blaise Brosnan at Wexford Library.
He said: 'This is especially important in a time when the members of my own profession of politics are scorned and derided and when thoughts expressed on social media are turned into certainty.
'Change is good, adversity is opportunity and standing for something is a compelling message for everybody. The book I Dare You by Blaise Brosnan in which standing for something is a theme is a roadmap to personal liberation,' he said.
The audience of more than 140 people included business and organisation leaders from around the Wexford and from other counties and many of the people mentored by Blaise Brosnan in his education and training programmes.
Among the attendance were John Carley, Director of Services, Wexford County Council, Cllr Ted Howlin, Cllr. George Lawlor , Madeleine Quirke, chief executive , Wexford Chamber of Commerce, Fr. Jim Fegan, PP, Ballindaggin, Brian Kehoe, chief executive and Tom Bermingham Wexford Local Development, Paul Hennessy, partner in PWC ( Pricewaterhousecoopers, Dublin, John Murphy, principal, John A. Sinnott and company, Enniscorthy, Willie French, Enniscorthy, Irish Farmers' Association, Eamonn Buttle, managing director of South East Radio, Sinead O'Gorman of Wexford County Library, Anna Wickham of Wexford Enterprise Centre catering section, Tony O'Brien of Tony O'Brien Communications, Liam Mulcahy, former group photographic editor ,Irish Independent and Evening Herald, Martin Craul, accountants, Blessington, Co. Wicklow, John Brosnan, Kill, Co. Kildare.
Breda Cahill, president Bree ICA and past president New York Wexford Association , Brendan Cahill- Flynn, Emma Ronan, Pat and Sheila Roche of Life Vitality, Co. Louth, and the book's production editor Helen Ashdown, author and director of the Enniscorthy Athenaeum and her husband Noel Murphy of Clonleigh, Palace and Frank Sinnott and Maurice Sinnott, Karl Fitzpatrick, president of Wexford Chamber, Tom Banville, head of the County Wexford Local Enterprise Board and Michael Freeman of Three Sisters Press.