Christmas card with a printed signature from a local TD I’ve never met. Postage (at least) paid for by public money. I’ve emailed him to thank him and ask him to make a charity donation in future. Ideally to one supporting the homeless, who won’t be getting many cards themselves…
I wanted to see what the response was before I named him. It was Eric Byrne of Labour. Here’s his reply:
“Thank you for your email. I will ensure that you are taken off my mailing list.
In relation to the other points that you raise, I will take these all on board.
Also in relation to homelessness and the charities you mention, I agree entirely with your sentiments, I welcome the moves by the Minister of Environment to meet with City Officials and homeless charities today to discuss this matter.
In the meantime, I wish you and your family the very best for Christmas and the New Year and if there is anything future which you wish to discuss with me please do not hesitate to contact me.
Eric Byrne, T.D.”