Kenneth Flood Selected to Run in 2019 Elections for Drogheda Urban

Kenneth Flood with his wife Jenny and son.

Sitting councilor Kenneth Flood has been selected by Sinn Féin to run in the 2019 local elections for the Party.

Imelda Munster TD proposed Kenneth and said “Ken is always in touch with and communicating with people on the ground. He is diligent and hard working so I have no problem standing here to propose him. Kenneth is meticulous in his research of an issue, to the point of being a nerd, which is a good thing and stands to him. The Drogheda team have always

Kenneth with his proposer Imelda Munster TD

worked well together and Kenneth is not afraid to hold management of any organization to account and he’s not afraid to take on officials. He always represents the people and has never forgot that is what he is there for.”

Kenneth Flood then accepted the nomination and thanked “the Bobby Sands Cumann who have been a great support. We work hard in communities because that’s where we are from and we want to better them for everyone. The Cumann and I do the work where and when it needs done, that’s what we do and that’s what I hope to continue to do after next year.”

The new line up so far in Drogheda

Ruairi Ó Murchú Selected for Local Elections in 2019

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.

Dundalk Carlingford has the two sitting councilors selected, Antóin Watters and Edel Corrigan with new face Eugene Garvey from Dundalk.

In Dundalk South the three sitting Councillors were selected, Tomás Sharkey, Anne Campbell and Ruairi Ó Murchú.

Ruairi Ó Murchú was proposed on behalf of the Duffy Downey Cumann by Kevin Meenan who thanked Ruairí for all his work since he was co-opted 14 months ago. Ruairí has brought energy to the area as he hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. Ruairi replaced Kevin Meenan on the Council.Ruairí was seconded by JC.

Speaking after the convention, Cllr Ó Murchú said “the last 14 months have been hectic as I am continuing the excellent work done by Kevin Meenan. I want to thank Kevin for his support and valuable advice over these past months. It’s not an easy job but it is very satisfying when you can help people and make a difference in their lives.”

Ruairi was also selected at an earlier convention to replace Gerry Adams as TD when he retires at the end of the current term so let’s hope a General Election won’t be called before May 2019 or Duffy Downey Cumann will be seeking a new candidate for the Council election.

Ruairi said “I am looking forward to continuing the work of the past 14 months and am always grateful for any help.”

Ruairi and Duffy Downey Cumann

If you would like to help out in Ruairí’s campaign please contact him or call into the SF office 1 – 2 Crowe Street. All help is appreciated, leafleting, postering, canvassing, whatever you can do…

Ruairí with the other candidates selected and our 2 TDs

Ruairí can be contacted through social media, the office in Dundalk or the Duffy Downey Cumann Facebook page.

Anne Campbell Selected for 2019 Local Elections

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.

Dundalk Carlingford has the two sitting councilors selected, Antóin Watters and Edel Corrigan with new face Eugene Garvey from Dundalk.

In Dundalk South the three sitting Councillors were selected, Tomás Sharkey, Ruairi Ó Murchú and Anne Campbell.

Ann Campbell was proposed on behalf of the Watters Brothers Cumann by Pat McVeigh who thanked Anne for all her work since she was co-opted 14 months ago. Anne hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. “Her appointment to the Regional Health Forum has been instrumental in furthering our health and Louth Hospital campaign.” Anne was seconded by Leigh Walsh.

Watters Brothers Cumann

Speaking after the convention, Cllr Campbell said that “the last 14 months have been the best in my life. I have met so many people from all walks of life and it is very satisfying to be able to make a difference in people’s lives, even if it is just to offer support to them in a time of need.”

Anne wanted to especially “thank my husband Laurence and my two sons Connla and Cillian. Without Laurence’s support and those of my boys, it wouldn’t be possible for me to spend so much time and energy in carrying out my job as a Councillor.”

“I am looking forward to continuing the work of the past 14 months and am always grateful for any help.”

Anne with the other candidates selected and our 2 TDs

If you would like to help out in Anne’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…

Anne can be contacted through social media, the office in Dundalk or Watters Brothers Facebook page.

 

 

 

Louth Sinn Féin Conference to review election and plan for future

Imelda & GerryLouth Sinn Féin Conference to review election and plan for future

Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald TD will join Gerry Adams TD and Imelda Munster TD in hosting a conference this evening to review the recent general election result and to plan for continued growth in the constituency in the time ahead, including preparation for future elections.

The conference will take place in the Crowne Plaza, Dundalk, at 7.15 pm.

There will be a media opportunity with Gerry Adams TD, Imelda Munster TD and Teachta McDonald at 7pm in the Crowne Plaza.

“My Life and Yours will be Better with Sinn Féin” – Cllr Imelda Munster

IMG_6186_edited-1Speaking at the launch of the General Election Campaign for the Louth/ East Meath Constituency in the Westcourt Hotel in Drogheda on Monday Evening, Sinn Féin General Election candidate Councillor Imelda Munster said that Sinn Féin has solutions that will address the problems we have in this state today.

Cllr Munster said:

“Like all Republicans I have a vision for our country, a country that has freedom, equality and fairness for all its citizens enshrined in its constitution just like the 1916 Proclamation states.

“We need a government that leaves no stone unturned to ensure it delivers for all its citizens but unfortunately we have yet to see this happen.

“The parties who have run the state since partition have destroyed the economy, brought the state to its knees and gave away whatever sovereignty existed.

“They are trying to tell us there is a recovery but it’s not a recovery for all, it is not a fair recovery, it’s a recovery for a few.

“Sinn Féin is different. We put people first. We are now the biggest threat to the corrupt administration in the 26 counties and the elites are terrified of us.

“Sinn Féin has costed solutions that will address the problems we have in this state today.

“That’s why I am standing here today. I want to make a difference and my life and yours will be better with Sinn Féin.

“I want to get elected to strengthen the Sinn Féin team in Leinster House because by doing so, I will be strengthening the voice of the more vulnerable in our society.

“One hundred years ago this year, Irish men and Irish Women rose up against all the odds.

“They dared to dream of a better Ireland, they dared to dream of a new republic. So they shot and imprisoned them. Well guess what – They can kill the revolutionary but never the revolution.

“Look around you, is this the type of country you want your children and grandchildren to grow up in, and watch them emigrate from? We all need to stand up just as they did in 1916.

“Sinn Féin has a vision for a new and better Ireland. We need to stand up and elect a party that will dare to bring that 1916 dream to fruition.”