Louth Sinn Féin are launching their 11 candidates for the Local Government Elections which will be held on May 23rd. The event will be held in the Fairways Hotel, Dundalk on Thursday 27th March and will be attended by Party President Gerry Adams who is the TD for Louth and Meath East.
Also in attendance will be Carrickmacross man, Matt Carthy, Sinn Fein’s European candidate for the newly created Midlands, North, West constituency.
Of the 11 candidates, there are new faces and old. There are 7 sitting councillors hoping to be returned, with one of them, Jennifer Green, running for the first time having been co-opted onto Dundalk Town Council. She will be running alongside Cllrs Tómas Sharkey and Kevin Meenan in Dundalk South.
There are also 4 new faces in Ardee, Dundalk and Drogheda. Tom Cunningham will be joining Pearse McGeough in Ardee.
Former Louth footballer JJ Quigley will be joining Cllrs Edel Corrigan and Jim Loughran in Dundalk/Carlingford.
Drogheda boasts two new faces in the form of Kenneth Flood and Alan Cassidy who are hoping to join Cllr Imelda Munster on the Louth team.
The official candidate launch will start at 7:30pm.