Finally, here is a lovely article that just about sums everything thing up (so far lol) in the Review Section of The Sunday Independent on June 1, 2014  It is called The Great Survivor – Life after Bankruptcy 

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The link to Vincent Browne’s Live debate from Wednesday 21 May 


Wicklow People – TD Shane Ross endorses Godsil








RTE Prime Time debate – link is herept may 19-2

Monday 19, 2014

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Review othe journal (2)f Prime Time Debate



Carlow Nationalist May 20, 2014










A new poll puts SF / Independents ahead but I need some more votes.



Thursday May 15, I was live on air but on mobile with Declan and a FG councillor who kept on calling me a hurler on the ditch. I wanted to tell him

east coastthat I had changed the law already, and what exactly had he done? but this question was posthumously posted to the show! lol





Wednesday May 14, All eleven candidates were in studio in two lots in ClareFM for a bit of a polite bunfight




Friday May 9, 2014 TechCentral VIRAL FRIDAY

My online poster was featured in Viral Friday and here is it again for those of you who missed it…

Cork Evening Echo May 8, 2014

The Independents are not at war, we ARE the war!




May 6, 2014  Post no Jills on Broadsheet

I also appeared on East Coast Radio with Declan Meehan in the morningeast coast

May 5, 2014      An Irish Anglers World  Courage Beyond Endurance 

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Jill’s debt defying pact


May 1, 2014

irish timesIn a moot point, the fact that I dropped my constitutional case is commented upon – as the law is already changed. You can read it here

April 30, 2014

I took part in a debate on Radio Kerry with four other Ireland South Candidates. You can listen here

April 30, 2014 

I am featured in the Wicklow People, in particular talking about my documentary An Uncomfortable Truth


Kildare Street Debates  April 16, 2014

Here my role is acknowledged Fiach MacConghail (Independent)

We have Ms Jillian Godsil to thank for this amending legislation. Her High Court case against the Attorney General is due to be heard in July. She is arguing, quite rightly, that the exclusion of bankrupts from standing for election breaches the constitutional principle of equality, as well as interfering with her right to a free choice as a voter on her own behalf and on behalf of the electors in the constituency in which she wants to run. It also constitutes discrimination on the grounds of social and economic status. Ms Godsil was declared bankrupt in February this year. Under current law she cannot stand for election to the European Parliament in May. Ironically, she could stand in the local elections because the disqualification of an undischarged bankruptcy was removed by the Local Elections (Petitions and Disqualifications) Act 1974.

Here too Senator David Norris pays tribute to my endeavours

David Norris (Independent)
Link to this: Individually | I welcome section 1, as does everyone. I am very glad that tribute has been paid to Jillian Godsil who was a student of mine in Trinity. If anybody deserves a second chance and if anybody deserves a chance to run, this woman does. She is very brave and courageous and I wish her well. I am very glad that this is being put through quickly by means of a motion for early signature meaning that these people will be allowed to stand for election.



April 15, 2014 Wexford Echo

Jillian epitomises the power of one

‘I will not go gentle into that good night’


Kildare Street Debates April 11, 2014

I was referenced in the Dail over the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2014: Second Stage (Resumed)


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April 9, 2014

The Wicklow People talk about my changing the law and Independents making a difference


The-Opinion-Line-Cork FMApril 7, 2014

I was interviewed by PJ Coogan on how I ended up a bankrupt. Ironically, the interview was done on my way back into the High Court for the statutory hearing for my bankruptcy.


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April 5, 2014

I made it into the top five WINNING news items for the week Read Here beating Bill Clinton into fifth place

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April 5, 2014

I wrote about Independents making a difference – about the Power of One.


dsfm logoApril 4, 2014

I was invited to share my news on the government changing the laws to allow me to run for the European Elections.




April 3, 2014

I was interviewed by Gerry Kelly on the Late Lunch. He coined the expression The Power of One likening me to a modern day suffragette. Listen here



east coastApril 3, 2014

I was interviewed by Declan Meehan on my bankruptcy proceedings and changing the law.



April 2, 2014 wicklow people

I was interviewed by Esther Hayden in the Wicklow People (although this story ran hours before the breaking news that the law would be changed)








April 2, 2014

irish timesApril 2, 2014




April 1, 2014

RTE broke the news that since I now had a High Court date for my challenge on running for The Europeans, the government had folded and were going to change the ban in time for nominations. Read here


the journal (2)April 1, 2014

The also broke the story 

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March 31, 2014

Al Jazeera interviewed me on austerity in Ireland. Listen to the report here (if you can understand Arabic!)



irish times

25 March, 2014

The Irish Times covered my challenge in the High Court to run for the Europeans




25 March, 2014

The Independent covered my challenge to run for the Europeans


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Raheengraney House

22 March, 2014

The covered my challenge to run for the Europeans





March 22, 2014

The Irish Independent ran the story covering my constitutional challenge


rteMarch 22, 2014

I am featured on the main evening news on RTE at minute 33. Watch it here 




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March 21, 2014

I take part on DublinSouthFM’s current affairs programme with Bryan Fox, Noel O’Sullivan and Oonagh Farrell (cropped here sadly)


rteMarch 21, 2014

I was interviewed on the news about my bankruptcy – at the second minute





March 21, 2014


March 21, 2014

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March 20, 2014

RTE announces my candidacy to run for election on May 23, 2014








March 4, 2014

Talking about bankruptcy on Morning Ireland. Based on my blog – Diary of a Bankrupt



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