Labour’s O Keeffe denies knowledge of Spring advertisement

Former Labour candidate Michael O Keeffe says he knows nothing of the Dick Spring advertisement asking people to give him their first preference. The advertisement emerged in local papers the day before voting began and featured the former Tanaiste, Dick Spring, urging voters to vote Michael O Keeffe ,1 and Pat Leahy 2.It emerged later that the Director of Elections for the Labour Party did not authorise the advertisement. Michael O Keeffe says the advertisement is a mystery to him and that it may have damaged his campaign.