I would like to sincerely thank you all for the tremendous support that you gave me last Friday. Thank you for putting your trust in me again to continue working and delivering for the people of Carlow / Kilkenny. A special thanks to my wonderful campaign team for all the hard work, no stone was left unturned. I would like to congratulate the four other successful TD’s and look forward to working closely with you for the people of Carlow / Kilkenny and for the country. To the ten unsuccessful candidates and your supporters, I wish you well and commend you for having the courage to stand for election. To our outgoing TD and Minister, Ann Phelan, I would like to acknowledge and thank you for your positive contribution and for your courtesy to me at all times. Again, to the people of Carlow and Kilkenny, thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I will continue to do my best in whatever way I can.

4th March, 2016