Following the parochial decision of the Boundary Commission to ignore population growth trends, experts on urban development and Drogheda, Senator Ged Nash has decided to take some time to process the decision by joining the new American Monastery in Stamullen.
Local TDs who campaigned tirelessly to expand Drawda’s borders and bring a strategy for economic development to the region have been quiet following the ruling. Deputy O’Dowd’s position on the issue is still not known while Deputy Munster is waiting on a communique from Sinn Féin army HQ to see what her opinion on the issue is/was. This communique is expected to arrive soon after the debate has moved on.
Speaking on LMFM, Deputy Fitzpatrick pleaded ignorance regarding the issue. “Michael, ‘Am from Dundalk so I am so this has got nothing to do with me so it hasn’t Michael. And this Drawda you’re talking about, is it a town? Do you not mean Ardee Michael? And tell me are there many fuhbullers there now? A good solid GAA voter base?”
Church bells rang out yesterday evening in celebration from Donaghmede to Duleek while in Lobinstown, Councillor Paddy Meade scrambled to get photos taken beside County Meath border signs before it got dark. Councillors from Bettystown and Slane were relieved to have sewn up their seats for the foreseeable future and set about preparing victory advertisements for next week’s local papers.
Before entering the newly established monastery, Nash commented, “I never thought I’d be living in Meath but I suppose it’s good to spend time thinking and reflecting in the company of monks, who like most of the population of East Meath are blow-ins anyway.”