Mairead Foley, who gave up her post as head of public relations for
Ireland’s department of social welfare to run for parliament has failed
to win a seat in the recent general election. Foley, who ran for the
Progressive Democrats in the Dublin North East constituency, quit her
job in early March. ’I’m going to continue with political work, advising
the party on social policy,’ said Foley, who heard her results on
Saturday 7 June.