Mary T Sweeney: Proud of Aontú's achievements
Donegal Aontú candidate Mary T Sweeney polled 2,382 first preferences and said she would have liked her vote to have been higher.
The Letterkenny-based candidate said Donegal voters had shown support to three candidates who were standing on a pro-life ticket in herself, John O’Donnell and Niall McConnell.
“When I can stand up and defend life I am happy,” she said.
“The reality is there is a stronger pro-life vote out there. It may not all have come to me but the reality is it was out there.
"We have over 2% of the national vote, so we have funding. We have fought four elections in one year. To have done what we have done in one year I think is a tremendous achievement with no State funding.”
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