Louth Sinn Fein have formally selected seven candidates for the Dundalk & Mid-Louth areas for the 2019 Local Council Elections.
Pearse McGeough was selected to re-run in Mid-Louth with his running mate not yet determined.
In Dundalk South the three sitting Councillors were selected, Tomás Sharkey, Ruairi Ó Murchú and Anne Campbell.
Dundalk Carlingford has the two sitting councilors selected, Antóin Watters and Edel Corrigan with new face Eugene Garvey from Dundalk.
Edel Corrigan was proposed on behalf of the recently formed Maíre Drumm Cumann by Alan McArdle who also paid tribute to Edel’s father Stan. Stan Corrigan was the first Chair of the Maíre Drumm Cumann before he passed away. “We still miss the big man.”
Alan also said the Cumann looked forward to working with Edel and pledged their support to her going forward. The nomination was seconded by Vivienne Watters.
Speaking after the convention, Cllr Corrigan thanked the Cumann for their nomination and said “I’m looking forward to campaigning and continuing my work with their support. We are an active Cumann in the area and it’s sautifying to make a difference to people’s lives. With the prospect of a hard Brexit looming it is all the more important to protect the people living in rural areas especially around the border counties. Cross border crime is another scourge on the area which needs to be addressed on an on-going basis. I look forward to the challenges ahead.
If you would like to help out in Edel’s campaign please contact her or call into the SF office 1 – 2 Crowe Street. All help is appreciated, leafleting, postering, canvassing, whatever you can do…
Edel can be contacted through the office in Dundalk or the Maire Drumm Sinn Fein Cumann Facebook page.