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Sinn Féin select team to run in next year’s Local Elections

Sinn Féin select team to run in next year’s Local Elections
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Sinn Féin last night confirmed their team to run in the next Local Elections in the Dundalk area.

Candidates for the Dundalk South and Dundalk-Carlingford constituency were selected ahead of the Local Elections, which are scheduled to take place on Friday May 24th 2019.

Current sitting councillors Antóin Watters, Ruairí Ó Murchú, Pearse McGeough, Anne Campbell, Tomás Sharkey and Edel Corrigan were all selected to run again.

The one newcomer to the field is long-time party member Eugene Garvey, who was put forward by the Halpenny Worthington Watters Cumann.

He said: he was “humbled and honoured to have been selected” and added: “My friend and comrade JJ Quigley just narrowly lost out by 4 votes in the last election. I want to continue on his good work and finish the job he started. I have been a member of Sinn Féin and a community activist for over 15 years. I will continue to play my part regardless but I am asking all my friends and family to get behind the campaign. Let’s not be left asking the question “What if?” come 25th May. if you have any issues in the area please let me know. Please give me your support and vote.”

Garvey will represent the party in the Dundalk-Carlingford constituency alongside Cllrs Corrigan and Watters while Cllrs Ó Murchú, Campbell and Sharkey will stand in Dundalk South. Cllr McGeough will once again stand in Mid-Louth with his running mate yet to be determined.

Another candidate could also be required should a General Election take place in the interim. Earlier this year Cllr Ó Murchú was selected to represent the party at the next General Election and he would have to forego his council seat should he be elected.

The Bay Estate man will replace former party leader Gerry Adams, who will retire at the next elections. Deputy Adams and fellow Sinn Féin Louth TD Imelda Munster were present at the selection event.

A selection event for theDrogheda area will take place in the coming weeks.