12 Aug 2022

Derry born Irish Presidential candidate to spend up to €100,000 on his campaign

Peter Casey

Irish Presidential candidate Peter Casey anticipates that he will spend between €80,000 to €100,000 which will come from his own resources.

The businessman, who has a house in Donegal, says he is going to have a different kind of campaign from the other candidates.

However, he will not have a campaign bus, “I don’t have that many friends," he told RTE's Sean O'Rourke.

His plan is to visit every county and host events such as charity-sponsored walks.

Mr Casey, who has spent the bulk of his life in Ireland, America and Australia, believes that Ireland has huge potential.

“Everywhere I go it blows my mind the numbers who claim to be Irish – who account for 75 million. If we connected the dots that could make a huge difference.

“We have the technology to connect the Irish like never before, through social media, big data analytics," he said.

He is the founder and former Executive Chairman of Claddagh Resources, a global recruitment and executive search business. He was one of the dragons on RTE's Dragons' Den series.

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