The general election campaign for the 30th Dail is now a week old. It has been a very busy week in terms of getting posters up, canvassing and keeping up with the ongoing regular work of a public representative. On Thursday last I campaigned in Northside Shopping Centre with my colleagues Labour leader Pat Rabbitte, Cllr. Anne Carter and Senator Derek McDowell. Local residents that we met again and again brought up very serious issues regarding the state of the health service. The accompanying photo was taken in Northside and shows me with Pat, Anne and local community activist Sean Clarke.