Dublin Mid-West Sinn Féin has selected 10 candidates to run in the three Local Electoral Areas in the Dublin Mid-West area for the 2024 Local Elections. The party currently has two sitting Councillors in the Dublin Mid-West area and is hoping to increase its representation on South Dublin County Council to 10. Sinn Féin TD Eoin Ó Broin has been appointed as the Director of Elections for the three LEAs of Lucan, Palmerstown/Fonthill and Clondalkin that are in the Dublin Mid-West area..
Deputy Ó Broin said: ‘Next year’s Local Elections will give the voters an opportunity to vote for real change. Since 2019 South Dublin County Council has been led by a coalition of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael. Since 2020, these same political parties have been in coalition in the Dáil. During that time there has been growing frustration locally with both the failure of the Council and the failures of Government. People want better local services; they want the crises in housing and health addressed. They also want a government that will support workers and families through the cost-of-living crisis. Next year’s local election, and possible general election, will provide voters with an opportunity to vote for real change and Sinn Féin will be standing the maximum number of candidates to deliver that change. ‘We have selected a really strong slate of candidates for the three Local Electoral Areas within the Dublin Mid-West constituency. Our sitting Councillors Derren Ó Bradaigh and William Carey will be recontesting, alongside former SDCC Councillor Ruth Nolan. They will be joined by candidates with a range of experience and knowledge including local train driver Joe Nugent, school teacher and Gaelgeoir Cathal Ó Murchu, constituency worker with Mark Ward TD Daniel Loftus, business analyst Rosemary Masinga, disability and youth worker Emma McCormack, mental health worker Niamh Fennell and tutor with children with intellectual disabilities Lorainne Dwyer. ‘I am particularly delighted that our slate is representative of the diversity of our community. We have a 50:50 gender split, a great balance of youth and experience and a slate representative of the cultural diversity of our great community. ‘Sinn Féin’s candidates will all be contesting to win their respective contested seats and have already started knocking on doors to listen to the concerns of local communities and to engage people who are hungry for real change both at local and central Government label’
Candidates selected by LEA are in Clondalkin Cllr William Carey, Emma McCormack, Rosemary Masinga and Joe Nugent. In Palmerstown/Fonthill Daniel Loftus, Niamh Fennell, Ruth Nolan and Cathal Ó Murchu. In Lucan Cllr Derren Ó Bradaigh and Lorraine Dwyer.
Pictured: Newly selected Sinn Féin candidates for Clondalkin, Palmerstown/Fonthill, Lucan with Eoin Ó Broin TD, Mary Ward TD and Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald at the Green Isle Hotel selection convention recently.