Spare a thought for Kilkenny East hopeful, Joe Reidy. The Fianna Fail man was canvassing in the east of the city, not too far from Nowlan Park when he knocked on a door a few times and received no reply. He walked on about ten yards, accompanied by a female canvasser when a man opened the door and confronted them.
He was stark naked and started flinging abuse at the pair who were visibly shaken.
However that is nothing like the sad case of another council hopeful in the city.
He went to a door five years ago and the mother of the house brought out her young daughter after hearing he was a FF candidate and told her daughter: “That’s the man that killed Santa.”
The same man was canvassing for this month’s election and came to the same house and the daughter answered the door and said to him: “Your the man who killed Santa.” Why would anyone go for the council and take that kind of abuse. Our local politicians deserve better than that. They are doing their best.