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Negative Social Media attention a barrier to entering politics- local hospice Chair

Jan 20, 2022 18:01 By Shannonside News
Negative Social Media attention a barrier to entering politics- local hospice Chair Negative Social Media attention a barrier to entering politics- local hospice Chair
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Abuse and criticism on social media can put people off from exploring life in politics says the hospice chair

The Chairperson of South Westmeath Hospice says negative social media attention is one of the reasons she wouldn't want to get involved in politics right now.

Clare Lennon was asked to consider contesting the vacant seat on Westmeath council recently but says family commitments and other issues means it's not something she'd be able to consider at the moment.

Speaking on Let's Talk today Clare says the comments made on social media about politicians, both national and local, would also be a big factor for her as the mother of young children…

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