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.
Kilcock resident Paul Ward has been selected to contest the May 2014 Local Elections in the Maynooth Local Electoral Area. The Maynooth Comhairle Ceantair is pleased to announce that Kilcock resident Paul Ward has been selected to run in the 2014 Local Elections.
Paul is married to Thersa Tighe a local secondary school teacher in Scoil Dara Kilcock and has two young children both being educated in Kilcock. He is a barrister by profession having previously worked for nine years as an investigation barrister for the Ryan Report.
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.
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.
At a recent Kildare North Fianna Fáil forum in Sallins, party spokesperson for enterprise Dara Calleary TD has hit out at the Government for its pending local government reforms that will seek to abolish County Enterprise Boards.
“With the loss of independent County Enterprise Boards, how can they expect to maintain business and jobs supports in the local economy” said Deputy Calleary. “The Government is removing their autonomy and after the new local government reforms, the County Enterprise Boards will not be able to function and this measure only serves as a setback for the small business community.”