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Friday, 7th December 2018

FF picks three first-time candidates for Drogheda

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Fianna Fáil’s three candidates in Drogheda for next May’s local elections pictured after their selection last night (from left) Anthony Moore, Richard Cooney, Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, James Byrne and Thomas Byrne TD.

Fianna Fáil’s selection convention to choose the party’s Drogheda candidates for next year’s local elections was held last night in Barlow House.

Chaired by Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee, the party’s spokesperson on Justice, Children and Youth Affairs, the convention selected three first-time candidates for the party, Anthony Moore and James Byrne in Drogheda Urban and Richard Cooney in Drogheda Rural. 

Both Senator Clifford-Lee, accompanied by the party's spokesman on Education and Skills, Thomas Byrne TD, praised the calibre and diversity of the candidates, all of whom are Drogheda locals.

  • Anthony Moore, a long-standing member of the party and its public relations officer in South Louth and East Meath, is a local barrister;
  • James Byrne, a son of outgoing councillor Tommy Byrne, is a teacher;
  • Richard Cooney is a well-known farmer living in Townrath.

Wearing his PRO hat Anthony Moore said: “Fianna Fáil in Drogheda now has a strong and experienced team for the local elections next May, well capable of representing all its people. 

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"Myself, James and Richard look forward to helping to solve the many problems that beset our town. Drogheda needs a strong and constructive voice in Louth County Council and we will make sure that that voice is heard loud and clear!"

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