A local election candidate is raising a few eyebrows in Meath with his new 'Don't Give a Feck Party' and his sole promise to "do nothing for you and my very best to do it!"
What started off as a joke for Duleek launderette owner, Dave Keaveney, has spiralled into an election campaign after locals urged him to "run for real" when he pinned a mock poster up in his Main Street business.
The colourful poster contains a picture of Dave with the words:
"'Don't Give A Feck Party" and the slogan: "I promise to do nothing for you and my very best to do it."
In a pun on his business, it adds: "Vote Dave no 1 for a cleaner Duleek."
The tongue-in-cheek Roscommon native who has been running the Xtra Clean launderette and dry-cleaners for 15 years is well-known in the village for his humour and quick wit .
He said: "It started off as a joke. I made up the poster because I'm fed up listening to the same bull from politicians and the same electioneering promises that aren't kept.
"Everyone who came into the shop thought it was brilliant and advised me to go for it. Sure if I can put a smile back on people's faces and not fill them with false hope, isn't that what it's all about? "