Antóin Watters Selected for 2019 Local Elections

Louth Sinn Féin have formally selected seven candidates for the Dundalk and Mid-Louth areas for the 2019 Local Council Elections.

In Mid-Louth Pearse McGeough was selected to re-run with his running mate not yet determined.

In Dundalk South, the three current Councillors were selected, Tomás Sharkey, Anne Campbell and Ruairí Ó Murchú, the latter two facing election for the first time having been co-opted within the last 14 months.

In Dundalk Carlingford, the two sitting Councillors Edel Corrigan and Antóin Watters were selected together with a new face, Eugene Garvey, an activist from the St Nicholas’ area of Dundalk.

Antóin Watters was nominated by Jim Loughran from the Campbell Donnelly Cumann. Jim was a former Councillor and retired about 18 months and Antóin was co-opted onto his seat. He was seconded by activist Tommy Eccles.

Antóin has worked tirelessly (no pun intended) since he has taken over. His area has been plagued with tyres and heavy duty fly tipping and Antóin has been devising ways to tackle this scourge, along with a variety of rural challenges that are faced by his constituents. Brexit has also been at the top of his list of priorities as the uncertainty around the effect it will have on the border areas grows at an alarming rate.

Antóin was supported on the night by his beautiful wife Fionnghuala and was upstaged by his new baby Éanna who stole the show.

Speaking after the convention, Watters said “I am humbled and honoured to have been put forward and subsequently selected and look forward to continuing to represent the people of Dundalk Carlingford to the best of my ability. I want to thank Campbell Donnelly Cumann for all their help and especially Jim Loughran who is always there to give me guidance and advice at every turn.”

Watters continued “I want to especially thank Fionnghuala for her unending support and love. She never complains when I’m home late or have to attend yet another meeting. I appreciate everything she does for me, thank you.”

Antóin with the other candidates selected and our 2 TDs

If you would like to help out in Antóin’s campaign please contact him through his facebook page or call into the SF office at 1-2 Crowe Street. Your help would be greatly appreciated and everyone has their part to play, be it leafleting, postering, campaigning, organizing, admin, driving or whatever your skill may be.

Eugene Garvey Selected For Dundalk Carlingford

Louth Sinn Féin have formally selected seven candidates for the Dundalk and Mid-Louth areas for the 2019 Local Council Elections.

In Mid-Louth Pearse McGeough was selected to re-run with his running mate not yet determined.

In Dundalk South, the three current councillors were selected, Tomás Sharkey, Anne Campbell and Ruairí Ó Murchú, the latter two facing election for the first time having been co-opted within the last 14 months.

In Dundalk Carlingford, the two sitting Councillors Edel Corrigan and Antóin Watters were selected together with a new face, Eugene Garvey, an activist from the St

Eugene, wife Claire and daughter Saoirse

Nicholas’ area of Dundalk.

Eugene is a 34 year old married father of two and has been a Republican all of his life. He has been a member of Sinn Féin and a community activist for over 15 years.

Eugene is a qualified accountant and is involved in a number of charities and is especially passionate about the issue of homelessness.

Eugene has been in the position of renting a home and also having to travel for work so he understands the challenges faced by people in today’s uncertain climate.

Speaking after the convention, Garvey said “I am humbled and honoured to have been put forwarded and subsequently selected by the Halpenny Worthington Watters Cumann and look forward to joining the Sinn Féin team on Louth County Council.”

At the 2014 Local elections, Sinn Féin lost out on the third seat in Dundalk Carlingford by the narrowest of margins. Fianna Fail beat JJ Quigley by just 4 votes.

Eugene Garvey will be working hard to take that third seat in 2019.

7 selected candidates and 2 TDs

If you want to help out in Eugene’s campaign then please contact him via facebook or you can contact the Sinn Fein office at 1-2 Crowe Street.

Please support Eugene’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Elect-Eugene-Garvey-for-Sinn-Féin-571078723346337/