Fitzpatrick and Ó Cearúil Selected as Candidates for Maynooth Electoral Area

L-R: Declan Brennan, Senator Mark Daly, Naoise Ó Cearúil, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Gerard Smith

Fianna Fáil has selected two candidates to contest next year’s local elections in the redrawn Maynooth local electoral area.

At a selection convention that took place at Kilcock GAA on Tuesday 1st October Darragh Fitzpatrick and Naoise Ó Cearúil were selected to contest the election, which will take place next May.

The new Maynooth local electoral area covers an area including Maynooth town as well as Kilcock, Clane, Prosperous, Johnstown Bridge and Carbury.

Darragh Fitzpatrick, son of late TD Michael Fitzpatrick, is a former county councillor having served from 2007 to 2009. Darragh is a bookmaker and has several shops around the north of the county.

Naoise Ó Cearúil, a new candidate for the party, was selected to run. Naoise is from Maynooth and is active in NUIM and is particularly focused in Irish language matters, particularly the development of a Gaelcholaiste for the area.

Also on the night, Cllr. Liam Doyle declared his intention not to seek re-election in May 2014. He was first elected to Kildare County Council in 1985.