“I’m a nervous wreck in this car” - Mary Mitchell O’Connor stars in Carpool Candidates

The Fine Gael TD for Dún Laoghaire joins reporter Henry McKean as she gears up for Election 2016

As her first five years in the Dáil come to a close, Fine Gael TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor joined Newstalk reporter Henry McKean for the latest edition of Carpool Candidates.

The Dún Laoghaire candidate spoke about her dramatic entrance on the plinth at Leinster House back in 2011, and without a hint of irony, admitted she was “a nervous wreck” while in the car with Henry.

The former school principal revealed what motivated her to enter into politics and what constituents expect from her this time around. On a personal note, she also spoke about the breakdown of her marriage.

Watch a clip from the interview below or listen to it in full here.

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