Breathnach set to seek re-election for Fianna Fáil at next General Election
Local TD Declan Breathnach is set to represent Fianna Fáil once again in the next General Election.
The Knockbridge man was selected at a party meeting in the Ballymascanlon House Hotel last night to run again in the Louth/East Meath constituency.
On his General Election campaign in 2016, Breathnach earned 9,099 first preference votes before going on to top the poll when he was elected on the sixth count with a final tally of 12,192.
It was confirmed at the meeting that Fianna Fáil will run two candidates in the next election, the second of whom has yet to be decided.
Last time out Emma Coffey (pictured above left) was Breathnach’s running mate, with the local solicitor going on to succeed him on Louth County Council.
Reacting to his nomination last night, Deputy Breathnach said: “Honoured to haven gained the support of the FF membership in Louth/Coastal Meath to be their standard bearer at next General Election.
“I hope that the second candidate to be decided has the balance needed to ensure that every door is knocked and our commitment to this constituency is about its people, better prosperity and progress for all.”
So far the confirmed candidates for the next General Election in Louth are as follows:
- Fianna Fáil: Declan Breathnach (sitting)
- Sinn Féin: Imelda Munster (sitting), Ruairí Ó Murchú
- People Before Profit: Garrett Weldon
- Labour: Ged Nash