Fitzpatrick to step down as Fine Gael TD at next election
Local TD Peter Fitzpatrick has announced that he will not be seeking a nomination from Fine Gael to run in the next General Election.
The Belfry Gardens man issued a statement confirming his decision but did leave the door open to a possible run as an independent.
He said: “This evening I informed Fine Gael that I will not be seeking a nomination to run as a Fine Gael candidate in the next general election.
“I would like to thank Fine Gael for their help and support since 2011 and for giving me the opportunity to represent them in the last two general elections.
“Over the coming weeks, with the help of my family and close friends, I will decide on my future plans at which point I will issue a full statement.”
The former Louth GAA boss was first elected as a TD for the constituency in February 2011 before retaining it in 2016. Before that election he also announced he would not be seeking a Fine Gael nomination before doing a U-turn.