A third Fianna Fáil candidate, William O’Leary from Rathcormac, will join councillors Frank O’Flynn and Deirdre O’Brien to contest the upcoming May 2019 local election in the Fermoy/Mitchelstown electoral area.
The convention was held in the Castle Arms in Castletownroche recently and delegates from all over the Fermoy Mitchelstown electoral area were in attendance.
The convention was presided over by Deputy Billy Kelleher TD and both Cllrs O’Brien and O’Flynn were delighted to be selected.
“I’m delighted to be selected and I believe that Fianna Fail has a hard working team going forward to contest the forthcoming elections,” said Cllr Frank O’Flynn.
Cllr Deirdre O’Brien was also delighted to be selected and is looking forward to contesting the election after a very successful term.
“Having worked closely with Cllr Frank O’Flynn and Deputy Kevin O’Keeffe for the past two and half years, I’m certain that we have a good team and have been very successful in getting issues over the line,” said Cllr O’Brien.
Mr William O’Leary is a 27 year old who is currently working in the haulage industry. He graduated from the University of Limerick in 2014 with a BA History, Politics and Social Science. He says he is looking forward to contesting his first election next May.
“It was a great honour for me to be added to Fianna Fail ticket for the Local Elections in this area. We already have a superb team in place with our sitting councillors Deirdre O’Brien and Frank O’Flynn and I firmly believe that Fianna Fáil have a great chance of taking 3 seats in May’s elections and I will be working night and day between here and May to ensure that happens.”
“Fianna Fail, unlike our political opponents, never succumbed to right of left myth. We were always the catch all party who careered for all sectors of society be it from big business or those who may be in need of welfare assistance. That is the type of public servant I aim to be, one who is of service to all the people,” concluded Mr O’Leary.