Drimnagh is Good is asking for all 12 candidates running for a seat in the Dublin South Central constituency, as part of the Irish General Election  on the 25th of February 2011, for 500 words about their campaign, their policies, & their reasons for standing.

We will be publishing all submissions from candidates without editing & it will hopefully provide an interesting local conversation & awareness to what the candidates want to bring to government on our behalf.

This hyperlocal blog is following lead of the great Pits n Pots website in England who ran the 500 words project at their last local election. (Thank you to @getgood for the suggestion) The reason Pits n Pots did this was because they felt ….” it is important in this local election that we give all candidates the chance to get their manifestos, their issues and their reasons for standing on-line and in front of as many people as possible”

E-mails have been sent out to all candidates today asking for their 500 words. So with less than 2 weeks to go to the election it would be great to hear from our candidates & get a post or 2 up each day in the run up to Election Day.

What do you think? Good idea or not? What questions would you like them to answer? I’m wondering which candidate will be the first to submit their 500 words.

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Pauline Sargent Pauline Sargent is the founder of Drimnagh is Good a hyperlocal community website bog for the people of Drimnagh. Connect with Pauline on Google + me on Google+

  1. Nicky Getgood on Saturday 12, 2011

    Brilliant! Hopefully you’ll get more of a response than I did. The only one I did hear back from was the Tory candidate, who said, ‘great! I’ll do that soon.’ but never got around to it. Good luck!


  2. pauline on Saturday 12, 2011

    I know it will be interesting to see who responds & what they have to say. We have 13 days to the election so cutting it tight on time but you never know, its a start anyhow.

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