The Kildare North Fianna Fáil local election campaign launch takes place at 10:30 am in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, on Saturday 29th March. Fianna Fáil chief whip and TD for Kildare South, Seán Ó Fearghaíl, will officially launch the election campaign at 11:30 am. This will be followed by an address by outgoing Cllr. Liam Doyle. There will then be an address by each of the candidates from the three electoral areas.
At the Fianna Fáil Celbridge area convention on 3rd October, the party members selected two candidates to contest next year’s local elections for the area.
Cllr. Frank O’Rourke and Gráinne Whelan were selected by a ballot of the members which took place at the Courtyard Hotel in Leixlip. The convention was chaired by Laois TD Sean Fleming.
The Kildare North organisation of the Fianna Fáil party held its AGM on 15th July in the Townhouse Hotel, Naas. The event was well attended by nearly 100 members which is testament to the party’s renewal efforts across the north of the county.
The excellent turnaround in the party’s reorganisation in the constituency was remarked upon, especially since the loss of its two TDs in February 2011 left it severely weakened.