Senator Joan Freeman says if she’s elected President she’ll set up a National Assembly on the well-being of the country.
She’s addressing Waterford Council this afternoon aiming to secure its nomination to run for President.
Hopefuls Gavin Duffy and Patrick Feeney will also pitch to the council this afternoon.
Senator Freeman, who’s the founder of suicide charity Pieta House, says she hopes to start a conversation about Ireland’s well-being.
“I know that the role of the President is above policy-making, but it is not above principle,” she told Waterford councillors.
“If the Irish people elect me, in the first six months of the presidency I will create a National Assembly on the well-being of our country with some of the key stakeholders.”