THE Catholic Democrats Party has announced Timoleague’s Theresa Heaney, right, as the 11th candidate in Cork South West, running on a ‘Family and Life’ platform.
Theresa Heaney first stood for election in 1997 with the National Party, and she picked up 748 first preferences when she ran in 2002. However, the quota was 9,425 on that occasion.
Theresa, who qualified as a general nurse in the UK and has worked as a full-time mother in the home, says she never expected to be involved in politics.
‘I could not remain silent when politicians in this country were planning to introduce legislation to kill unborn babies,’ she says. ‘ I had worked in a large hospital outside London where abortions were routine, with no regard to the brutal destruction of innocent human life. I could not believe that Ireland was going down the same horrific route.
‘We need different policies if we are to seriously tackle crime, lawlessness and health issues,’ she added.