Councillor Tom Cunningham has been selected by Sinn Féin to run in the new constituency of Drogheda Rural leaving his old stomping ground of Mid Louth. thanks to the recent boundary changes.
Tom was proposed by Cllr Pearse McGeough who said “I was alone in Mid-Louth until Tom Cunningham got elected in 2014 and he has been a great addition to the area and I will miss him. When Tom got elected, the first thing he did was opened a clinic in Ardee and that is there every Saturday morning come rain, hail
or shine. He also enabled me to become Cathaoirleach of the district, something that would not have been achieved without him. He has made a difference in Mid-Louth and I am sure he will do as good a job in Drogheda Rural, they are very lucky to be getting him.”
Tom Cunningham thanked Pearse for all his support and guidance and said “it was a pleasure to work with Pearse and the night Pearse became Cathaoirleach was certainly a night to remember. We broke their pact to keep us out of offices.”
Tom especially wanted to thank his three daughters who were all in attendance. “Those poor girls are dragged to events and
spend most of their Saturdays with me at the Ardee clinic, and never a word of complaint from them. If they didn’t, I would hardly see them at all and that just wouldn’t be fair. They are always supporting me and cheering me on and I couldn’t do it if I didn’t have their support.”
The three girls proudly cheered as their Dad sat down with the oldest girl Stephanie looking for a hole in the ground in which to put her head.
Tom’s running mate in the area is still to be confirmed. His nomination was seconded by David Cusack from the Tullyallen Cumann which Tom will be working closely with.