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Fine Gael to put forward four candidates in North Louth for local elections

Fine Gael to put forward four candidates in North Louth for local elections

Fine Gael last night finalised its local election team in North Louth with four candidates put forward to run for election this May.

Sitting Councillors Maria Doyle and John McGahon will be seeking to retain their seats in Dundalk South and Dundalk/Carlingford respectively.

Cllr Doyle, a schoolteacher in CBS Primary, has been a member of the local authority for the past eight years having been co-opted to replace Jim D’Arcy following his election to the Seanad in 2011. She was subsequently re-elected in 2014.

John McGahon, who will also run for the party alongside Fergus O’Dowd in the next General Election, will also be hoping to retain the council seat he won for the first time five years ago.

Joining Cllr Doyle on the party ticket in Dundalk South is former councillor Linus English. The Dromiskin man previously held a County Council seat from June 2011 until May 2014. He ran in the Dundalk South election area back in May 2014 but was eliminated on the eighth count having received 405 first preference votes.

Joining Cllr McGahon on the party ticket in Dundalk/Carlingford is first-time candidate Roisin Duffy.

Pictured above: The Fine Gael team of Linus English, Roisin Duffy, Cllr Maria Doyle and Cllr John McGahon.

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