People Before Profit candidates for the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 10th July 2013 (as a post for both Solidarity and People Before Profit candidates) – stand alone People Before Profit page created on 8th November – with updates as new candidate nominations announced. Any links in this post are to online announcements of candidate selections – there will be no specific links to candidate webpages.

The seventh of my series of rolling blog posts, in which I detail the latest information as to candidate selections relating to the different political parties and grouping and/or candidate declarations (as in the case of the non-party grouping).

The post will focus on the candidate selections for People Before Profit.

The rule of thumb here is that I will add party candidates in most cases only after they have been officially selected to run for the party  at a selection convention or by some other means of candidate selection. I try my best to find information about local election candidate selection conventions, but in some cases this information is hard to find and occasionally it can be some time after a convention takes place before I find this information and hence am in a position to update this page accordingly.

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Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates for the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 7th November 2018, with updates as new candidate nominations announced. Any links in this post are to online announcements of candidate selections – there will be no specific links to candidate web pages.

The sixth of my series of rolling blog posts, in which I detail the latest information as to candidate selections relating to the different political parties and grouping and/or candidate declarations (as in the case of the non-party grouping). The rule of thumb here is that I will add party candidates in most cases only after they have been officially selected to run for the party at a selection convention or by some other means of candidate selection. I try my best to find information about local election candidate selection conventions, but in some cases this information is hard to find and occasionally it can be some time after a convention takes place before I find this information and hence am in a position to update this page accordingly.

The post will focus on Green candidate selections ahead of the 2019 City and County Council elections. 

The Green Party currently has twelve City and County Councillors, the same number as that won by the party at the 2014 City and County Council elections. After the party’s significant loss of local representation at the 2009 local election and the loss of all its national representation at the 2011 General Election, a strong performance in the 2014 local elections proved to be vital in relation to the party’s rebuilding process after the fall out of its period in a coalition government with Fianna Fáil between June 2007 and January 2011. One of the successful Green Party candidates in this election – Catherine Martin – subsequently went on to win a seat in Dublin Rathdown in the 2016 General Election.

The party will be hoping to build further on the results of the 2014 elections, especially as more time has elapsed now since the conclusion of its period in the ill-fated coalition government and as the party regains its old “transfer friendly” character. The process of rebuilding the party – now assisted by the regaining of state funding after the Greens won more than 2% of the national vote at the 2016 General Election – has further continued and a number of party candidates will now have gained experienced from having contested the 2014 and/or 2016 elections, even if they did not win seats in these contests. However, the decision to reduce the size of constituencies (i.e. the number of seats per constituency) might create problems for Green Party candidates in some constituencies, especially as the relatively large numbers of seats per electoral area at the 2014 elections did help the party in winning/regaining some of its seats.

As of now (14th January 2019), thirty eight Green Party/Comhaontas Glas local election candidates are listed on this page. Eighteen of these candidates are women (47.4%) and twenty of these are men (52.6%).

The candidates that have been officially selected to contest the 2019 Local Elections as Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates include:

Area/Electoral AreaGreen Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates
Carlow
Carlow
Tullow
Muinebeag
Cavan
Bailieborough-Cootehill
Ballyjamesduff
Cavan-Belturbert
Clare
Ennis
KillaloeBarry O’Donovan
Shannon
EnnistimonRoisin Garvey
Kilrush
Cork County
CarrigalineCatríona Reid
Bandon-Kinsale
Macroom
CobhAlan O’Connor
MidletonLiam Quaide
Fermoy
Kanturk
Mallow
Bantry
Clonakilty-Skibbereen
Cork City
Cork City North EastOliver Moran
Cork City North WestMark Cronin
Cork City South CentralDan Boyle
Cork City South EastLorna Bogue
Cork City South WestColette Finn
Donegal
Donegal
Glenties
Milford
Buncrana
Letterkenny
Carndonagh
Lifford-Stranorlar
Dublin City
Ballyfermot-DrimnaghSophie Nicollaud
Ballymun-FinglasCaroline Conroy
Artane-Whitehall
Donaghmede
Cabra-GlasnevinNeasa Hourigan
ClontarfDonna Cooney
Kimmage-RathminesCllr. Patrick Costello
North Inner CityCllr. Ciarán Cuffe
South West Inner CityMichael Pidgeon
South East Inner CityCllr. Claire Byrne
PembrokeHazel Chu
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Blackrock
Dun Laoghaire
DundrumCllr. Daniel Dunne
Glencullen-Sandyford
Killiney-Shankill
StillorganEva Dowling
Fingal County
BalbrigganJoe O’Brien
Rush Lusk
CastleknockCllr. Roderic O’Gorman
Howth-MalahideCllr. David Healy
Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart
Ongar
Swords
South Dublin County
ClondalkinPeter Kavanagh
Palmerstown-Fonthill
Lucan
Tallaght CentralLiam Sinclair
Tallaght South
Rathfarnham-TempleogueWilliam Priestley
Firhouse-BohernabreenaCllr. Francis Noel Duffy
Galway City
Galway City CentralMartina O’Connor
Galway City East
Galway City WestPauline O’Reilly
Galway County
Athenry-Oranmore
Gort Kinvara
Ballinasloe
Conamara North
Conamara South
Loughrea
Tuam
Kerry
Killarney
Listowel
An Daingean
Kenmare
Castleisland
Tralee
Kildare
Athy
Celbridge
Leixlip
Maynooth
Clane
Kildare
Newbridge
Naas
Kilkenny
Castlecomer
KilkennyCllr. Malcolm Noonan
Callan-Thomastown
Piltown
Laois
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick
Graiguecullen-Portarlington
Portlaoise
Leitrim
Ballinamore
Carrick-on-Shannon
Manorhamilton
Limerick
Limerick City East
Limerick City NorthBrian Leddin
Limerick City West
Adare-Rathkeale
Cappamore-Kilmallock
Newcastle West
Longford
Ballymahon
Granard
Longford
Louth
Ardee
Drogheda Urban
Drogheda Rural
Dundalk-Carlingford
Dundalk-SouthCllr. Marianne Butler
Mayo
Ballina
Castlebar
ClaremorrisMags Sheehan
Swinford
Belmullet
Westport
Meath
Ashbourne
Kells
Laytown-Bettystown
Navan
Ratoath
Trim
Monaghan
Ballybay-Clones
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney
Monaghan
Offaly
Birr
EdenderryPippa Hackett
Tullamore
Roscommon
Athlone (Roscommon)
Boyle
Roscommon
Sligo
Ballymote-Tobercurry
Sligo-Drumcliff
Sligo-Strandhill
Tipperary
Carrick-on-Suir
Cahir
Cashel-Tipperary
Clonmel
Nenagh
NewportRose Anne White
Roscrea-Templemore
Thurles
Waterford
Waterford City East
Waterford City South
Tramore-Waterford City WestMarc O Cathasaigh
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas
Dungarvan
Lismore
Westmeath
Athlone (Westmeath)Louise Heavin
Moate
Mullingar
Kinnegad
Wexford
Gorey
Kilmuckridge
Enniscorthy
New Ross
Kilmore
Wexford
Wicklow
Arklow
Baltinglass
Bray East
Bray West
Greystones
Wicklow

(Please note that, as in the other similar posts, any links that are provided here are to posts/newspaper reports offering “evidence” of their candidatures and will normally not link back to candidate websites.)

On 15th November 2018, a selection convention in Clare selected Roisin Garvey to contest Ennistimon and Barry O’Donovan to contest Killaloe, as reported on The Clare Echo website (16th November 2018).

I will be adding to this list as and when I come across further Green Party candidate selections.

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Fianna Fáil candidates for the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 31st October 2018, with updates as new candidate nominations announced. Any links in this post are to online announcements of candidate selections – there will be no specific links to candidate webpages.

The fifth of my series of rolling blog posts, in which I detail the latest information as to candidate selections relating to the different political parties and grouping and/or candidate declarations (as in the case of the non-party grouping). The rule of thumb here is that I will add party candidates in most cases only after they have been officially selected to run for the party at a selection convention or by some other means of candidate selection. I try my best to find information about local election candidate selection conventions, but in some cases this information is hard to find and occasionally it can be some time after a convention takes place before I find this information and hence am in a position to update this page accordingly.

The post will focus on Fianna Fáil candidate selections ahead of the 2019 City and County Council elections.  Continue reading

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New Irish (Non-Irish/UK nationals) candidates contesting the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th October 2018

This post will attempt to list all of the “New Irish”, or Non-Irish/UK national, candidates who have been officially selected to contest the local elections in May 2019, or else have declared their intentions to contest these elections as independent candidates. For the purposes of this post, the definition of “New Irish” will include people who were born outside Ireland and who were not Irish (or UK) citizens before moving to the Republic Ireland. This post will include candidates who subsequently gained Irish citizenship on moving to, or after moving to, the Republic of Ireland.

At present (as of 15th January 2019) I can account for eleven candidacies in this group, including six female candidates (54.5%) and four males (45.5%) candidates.

Four candidates are running for Fine Gael, three candidates are running for People Before Profit, two candidates are running for Fianna Fáil, one candidate is running for the Labour Party and one candidate is running for the Social Democrats.

One member of this group, Elena Secas, is a sitting County and Town Councillor, representing the Limerick City East electoral area. The other “New Irish” candidate to win a seat in the 2014 Local Elections, Edmond Lukusa (Mulhuddart, Sinn Féin) is not contesting the 2019 elections.

Non-Irish nationals currently account for 11.3% of the Irish population based on the most recent Census of 2016, with this percentage falling to 9.1% when UK nationals are taken out of this group. If the proportion of successful non-Irish/UK nationals local election candidates at at the May 24th local elections was similar to this level (i.e. 9.1%), there would be 86 “New Irish” Councillors (based on a total number of 949 City and County Council members).

At the 2014 City and County Council elections, I estimate that 31 New Irish candidates contested these elections, with two running for Fine Gael, two running for Labour, one running for Sinn Féin, three running for the Green Party and two running for the People Before Profit Alliance, while the other twenty one candidates contested the elections as independent candidates. Two of these thirty one candidates were successful – Elena Secas for Labour in Limerick City East and Edmond Lukusa for Sinn Féin in Mulhuddart. At the 2009 City and County Council elections, I estimate that 19 New Irish candidates contested these elections, with three running for Fianna Fail, two running for Fine Gael, one running for Labour and three running for the Green Party, while the other ten contested the elections as independent candidates. One of these nineteen candidates was successful – Rotimi Adebari in Portlaoise, who had previously won a Town Council in 2004.

The list of “New Irish” candidates for the 2019 City and County Council elections is presented below. This list will be updated, as and when new candidate information is received by me.

CandidatesSeats“New Irish” candidates
Carlow18
Carlow7
Tullow6
Muinebeag5
Cavan18
Bailieborough-Cootehill6
Ballyjamesduff6
Cavan-Belturbert6
Clare28
Ennis7
Killaloe5
Shannon7
Ennistimon4
Kilrush5
Cork County55
Carrigaline6
Bandon-Kinsale6
Macroom6
Cobh6
Midleton7
Fermoy6
Kanturk4
Mallow5
Bantry4
Clonakilty-Skibbereen5
Cork City31
Cork City North East6
Cork City North West6
Cork City South Central6
Cork City South East6
Cork City South West7Tjltske De Vres PBP
Donegal37
Donegal6
Glenties6
Milford3
Buncrana5
Letterkenny7
Carndonagh4
Lifford-Stranorlar6
Dublin City63
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh5
Ballymun-Finglas6
Artane-Whitehall6
Donaghmede5
Cabra-Glasnevin7
Clontarf6
Kimmage-Rathmines6
North Inner City7Ellie Kisyombee SOCDEM
South West Inner City5Ammar Ali FF
South East Inner City5
Pembroke5
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown40
Blackrock6
Dun Laoghaire7
Dundrum7
Glencullen-Sandyford7
Killiney-Shankill7
Stillorgan6
Fingal County40
Balbriggan5John Uwhumiakpor PBP, Okezie E. Emuaga FG
Rush Lusk5
Castleknock5
Howth-Malahide7
Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart6Punam Rane FG
Ongar5Jagannadha R Muttumula FG
Swords7
South Dublin County40
Clondalkin7
Palmerstown-Fonthill5Madeleine Johansson PBP
Lucan5
Tallaght Central6
Tallaght South5Baby Pereppadan FG
Rathfarnham-Templeogue7
Firhouse-Bohernabreena5
Galway City18
Galway City Central6
Galway City East6
Galway City West6
Galway County39
Athenry-Oranmore7
Gort Kinvara5
Ballinasloe6
Conamara North4
Conamara South5
Loughrea5
Tuam7
Kerry33
Killarney7
Listowel6
An Daingean3
Kenmare6
Castleisland4
Tralee7
Kildare40
Athy5
Celbridge4
Leixlip3
Maynooth5
Clane5
Kildare5
Newbridge6
Naas7
Kilkenny24
Castlecomer6
Kilkenny7
Callan-Thomastown6
Piltown5
Laois19
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington6
Portlaoise7
Leitrim18
Ballinamore6
Carrick-on-Shannon6
Manorhamilton6
Limerick40
Limerick City East7Elena Secas LAB
Limerick City North7
Limerick City West7Abul Kalam Azad Talukder FF
Adare-Rathkeale6
Cappamore-Kilmallock7
Newcastle West6
Longford18
Ballymahon6
Granard5
Longford7
Louth29
Ardee6
Drogheda Urban6
Drogheda Rural4
Dundalk-Carlingford6
Dundalk-South7
Mayo30
Ballina6
Castlebar7
Claremorris6
Swinford4
Belmullet3
Westport4
Meath40
Ashbourne6
Kells7
Laytown-Bettystown7
Navan7Yemi Adenuga FG
Ratoath7
Trim6
Monaghan18
Ballybay-Clones5
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney6
Monaghan7
Offaly19
Birr6
Edenderry6
Tullamore7
Roscommon18
Athlone (Roscommon)6
Boyle6
Roscommon6
Sligo18
Ballymote-Tobercurry7
Sligo-Drumcliff5
Sligo-Strandhill6
Tipperary40
Carrick-on-Suir5
Cahir4
Cashel-Tipperary7
Clonmel6
Nenagh5
Newport4
Roscrea-Templemore4
Thurles5
Waterford32
Waterford City East6
Waterford City South6
Tramore-Waterford City West6
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas5
Dungarvan6
Lismore3
Westmeath20
Athlone (Westmeath)5
Moate4
Mullingar6
Kinnegad5
Wexford34
Gorey6
Kilmuckridge4
Enniscorthy6
New Ross6
Kilmore5
Wexford7
Wicklow32
Arklow6
Baltinglass6
Bray East4
Bray West4
Greystones6
Wicklow6

I do my best to ensure that the candidate lists on this website are fully accurate, but there can be errors and omissions (especially in the case of local election candidates, given the large number of people involved – usually over two thousand – and the difficulty in attaining information for some areas/parties).

If there are any candidates who should be included on this list (or are included here, but should not be) or if any other errors in relation to this list are noted, please bring these to my attention by emailing me at adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie.

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A Geography of Voting at the 2018 Presidential Election

Adrian Kavanagh, 30th October 2018

There is always a “geography” to electoral support and turnout patterns and this was very much the case with the 2018 Presidential Election. This contest saw a number of records being set in terms of voting patterns at a presidential election; the lowest ever voter turnout level (43.9%), the highest ever number of first preference votes won by a candidate (but not the highest ever vote share) and the lowest ever number of first preference votes (and lowest vote share) won by a candidate.  Continue reading

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City and County Councillors who will be stepping down at (not contesting) the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh 18th October 2018

This post lists all of the City/County Councillors who will be retiring at the May 24th 2019 Local Elections – as opposed to the version of this post for 2014 elections, it will not list the names of Councillors who retired/stood down at an earlier date (and who have by this stage been replaced by a co-option from their party or group) as this information is covered in another, earlier, post. This list will only include the names of incumbents who contested Local Elections 2019 selection conventions for their political parties and failed to win nominations at these if these Councillors subsequently announce their retirements after such convention defeats.  Continue reading

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Fine Gael candidates for the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 17th October 2018, with updates as new candidate nominations announced. Any links in this post are to online announcements of candidate selections – there will be no specific links to candidate webpages.

The fourth of my series of rolling blog posts, in which I detail the latest information as to candidate selections relating to the different political parties and grouping and/or candidate declarations (as in the case of the non-party grouping). The rule of thumb here is that I will add party candidates in most cases only after they have been officially selected to run for the party at a selection convention or by some other means of candidate selection. I try my best to find information about local election candidate selection conventions, but in some cases this information is hard to find and occasionally it can be some time after a convention takes place before I find this information and hence am in a position to update this page accordingly.

The post will focus on Fine Gael candidate selections ahead of the 2019 City and County Council elections. 

After a very strong performance at the 2009 Local Elections, where the party outpolled Fianna Fáil in a national election for the first time in its history, Fine Gael lost a number of seats at the 2014 contest. Winning 235 seats in these contests, Fine Gael once again became the second largest party at the local authority level behind Fianna Fáil, although they would retain their position as largest party in the state at general election contest at the subsequent 2016 General Election. Defections from the party reduced the overall number of Fine Gael City and County Councillors over the coming years, but this has been somewhat offset by the fact that a number of other Councillors have decided to join the party over this same period. According to my best estimates, I currently estimate that there are 234 Fine Gael City and County Councillors.

Unusually for a party in government, Fine Gael may well approach the 2019 Local Elections with the expectation of a number of gains, especially in light of trends in opinion polls over the past year and a half which show the party on a level of support that is a number of percentage points above the level of support won by Fine Gael at the 2016 General Election (and indeed the 2014 City and County Council elections). The changing local election boundaries could potentially help Fine Gael (and work against the smaller parties), given that lower district magnitudes are generally expected to give the largest political parties a “seat bonus”. While this applies very much to general elections, however, sometimes the “local” nature of City and County Council elections can mean that the potential for such a “seat bonus” is not as strong as might be anticipated.

As of now (15th January 2019), one hundred and thirty three Fine Gael local election candidates are listed on this page. Thirty four of these candidates are women (25.6%) and ninety nine of these are men (74.4%). As far as I am aware, sixty one Fine Gael selection conventions have taken place so far.

Seventy seven (57.9%) of these selected Fine Gael candidates are currently incumbents (City/County Council members).

The candidates that have been officially selected to contest the 2019 Local Elections as Fine Gael candidates include:

Area/Electoral AreaFine Gael candidates
Carlow
Carlow
Tullow
MuinebeagCllr. Michael Doran, Cllr. Tom Kinsella, Cllr. Denis Foley
Cavan
Bailieborough-Cootehill
Ballyjamesduff
Cavan-Belturbert
Clare
EnnisCllr. Johnny Flynn, Cllr. Mary Howard, Cllr. Paul Murphy
KillaloeCllr Joe Cooney, Cllr Pat Burke, Ger O’Halloran
Shannon
EnnistymonCllr. Bill Slattery
Kilrush
Cork County
Carrigaline
Bandon-KinsaleCllr. Aidan Lombard
MacroomCllr. Michael Creed, Cllr. Ted Lucey, Áine Collins, Eileen Lynch
Cobh
Midleton
Fermoy
Kanturk
Mallow
Bantry
Clonakilty-SkibbereenKaren Coakley, Yvonne Cahalane, JJ Walsh
Cork City
Cork City North EastCllr. Joe Kavanagh
Cork City North WestJulie O’Leary, Damian Boylan
Cork City South CentralShane O’Callaghan
Cork City South EastCllr. Deirdre Forde, Cllr. Des Cahill
Cork City South WestCllr. PJ Hourican, Cllr. Derry Canty, Sinead Ronan, Garrett Kelleher
Donegal
Donegal
GlentiesMichael McClafferty, Eamon Byrne
Milford
BuncranaCllr. Mickey Doherty
Letterkenny
Carndonagh
Lifford-Stranorlar
Dublin City
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh
Ballymun-FinglasSean Tyrell
Artane-WhitehallCllr. Declan Flanagan
DonaghmedeTerence Flanagan, Maria Mulvany, Suzanne McDonnell
Cabra-Glasnevin
ClontarfCllr. Naoise O Muiri, Jeff Johnston
Kimmage-RathminesCllr. Anne Feeney, Patrick Kinsella
North Inner City
South West Inner CityEoghan Howe
South East Inner CityDanny Byrne
Pembroke
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
BlackrockCllr. Marie Baker, Cllr. Barry Ward, Rebecca Molloy
Dún LaoghaireCllr. John Bailey, Cllr. Mary Fayne, Lorraine Hall
DundrumCllr. Pat Hand, Anna Grainger, Jim O’Leary
Glencullen-Sandyford
Killiney-ShankillCllr. Jim Gildea, Frank McNamara
StillorganCllr. Barry Saul, Cllr. John Kennedy
Fingal County
BalbrigganCllr. Tom O’Leary, Okezie E. Emuaga
Rush LuskBob Dowling, Jim Monks
CastleknockCllr. Ted Leddy
Howth-MalahideCllr. Anthony Lavin, Aoibhinn Tormey
Blanchardstown-MulhuddartPunam Rane
OngarJagannadha R Muttumula
SwordsHelen Dunne
South Dublin County
Clondalkin
Palmerstown-Fonthill
Lucan
Tallaght Central
Tallaght SouthBaby Pereppadan FG
Rathfarnham-Templeogue
Firhouse-Bohernabreena
Galway City
Galway City CentralCllr. Frank Fahy
Galway City East
Galway City West
Galway County
Athenry-Oranmore
Gort KinvaraCllr. Joe Byrne, Fionn Kelly, P. J. Murphy
BallinasloeCllr. Michael Finnerty, Cllr. Aidan Donoghue, Cllr. Peter Feeney
Conamara NorthCllr. Eileen Mannion
Conamara SouthCllr. Niamh Byrne
LoughreaCllr. Jimmy McClearn, Cllr. Michael Maher
TuamCllr. Tom McHugh, Cllr. Pete Roche, Andrew Reddington
Kerry
Killarney
ListowelCllr. Aoife Thornton, Cllr. Mike Kennelly
An DaingeanCllr Seamus Cosaí Fitzgerald, Tommy Griffin
Kenmare
CastleislandCllr. Bobby O’Connell, Cllr. Pat McCarthy
Tralee
Kildare
Athy
Celbridge
LeixlipCllr. Joe Neville
Maynooth
ClaneCllr. Brendan Weld, Seamus Langan, Brendan Wyse
Kildare
Newbridge
NaasCllr. Fintan Brett, Cllr. Darren Scully, Evie Sammon
Kilkenny
Castlecomer
Kilkenny
Callan-Thomastown
PiltownCllr. Pat Dunphy, Cllr. Fidelis Doherty, John Hayes
Laois
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick
Graiguecullen-Portarlington
Portlaoise
Leitrim
Ballinamore
Carrick-on-Shannon
Manorhamilton
Limerick
Limerick City EastCllr. Marian Hurley, Cllr Michael Sheahan, Michael Murphy
Limerick City North
Limerick City WestCllr. Daniel Butler, Cllr. Elenora Hogan
Adare-RathkealeCllr. Stephen Keary, Cllr. Adam Teskey, Leo Walsh
Cappamore-Kilmallock
Newcastle WestCllr. Liam Galvin, Cllr. John Sheahan, Tom Ruddle, Cllr. Jerome Scanlan
Longford
Ballymahon
Granard
LongfordCllr. John Browne, Cllr. Peggy Nolan, Cllr. Gerry Hagan, Gerry Cooney
Louth
Ardee
Drogheda Urban
Drogheda Rural
Dundalk-Carlingford
Dundalk-South
Mayo
Ballina
Castlebar
Claremorris
Swinford
Belmullet
WestportCllr. Tereasa McGuire, Peter Flynn, Austin Francis O’Malley
Meath
Ashbourne
Kells
Laytown-Bettystown
NavanYemi Adenuga, Karen Byrne, Ross Kelly
RatoathCllr. Maria Murphy, Cllr. Gillian Toole, Cllr. Gerry O’Connor
Trim
Monaghan
Ballybay-ClonesCllr. Sean Gilliland, Cllr. Richard Truell
Carrickmacross-CastleblaneyCllr. Aidan Campbell, Mary Kerr-Conlon
Monaghan
Offaly
Birr
EdenderryCllr. Noel Cribbin, Cllr. Liam Quinn
Tullamore
Roscommon
Athlone (Roscommon)Cllr. John Naughten, Ger Grehan
Boyle
Roscommon
Sligo
Ballymote-Tobercurry
Sligo-Drumcliff
Sligo-Strandhill
Tipperary
Carrick-on-Suir
Cahir
Cashel-TipperaryCllr. John Crosse, Cllr. Michael Fitzgerald, Cllr. Mary Hanna Hourigan, Declan Burgess
Clonmel
Nenagh
Newport
Roscrea-Templemore
Thurles
Waterford
Waterford City East
Waterford City South
Tramore-Waterford City West
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas
Dungarvan
Lismore
Westmeath
Athlone (Westmeath)
Moate
Mullingar
Kinnegad
Wexford
Gorey
Kilmuckridge
Enniscorthy
New Ross
Kilmore
Wexford
Wicklow
Arklow
Baltinglass
Bray East
Bray West
Greystones
Wicklow

(Please note that, as in the other similar posts, any links that are provided here are to posts/newspaper reports offering “evidence” of their candidatures and will normally not link back to candidate websites.):

I will be adding to this list as and when I come across further declarations of intentions to contest these elections on the part of other non-party candidates. This cohort of candidates often tends to be the hardest to glean information on, so this list may not be as up to date/accurate as the similar posts for the different parties.

The Fine Gael selection convention for Ratoath took place on 16th October 2018 and three candidates – all incumbents – were selected at this.

The selection convention for Limerick City East took place on 22nd October, as reported in the Limerick Leader (23rd October 2018), and three candidates, including two incumbents, were selected at this.

Cllr. John Kennedy was selected as the party candidate for the Stillorgan electoral area at a selection convention on 1st November 2018. Eoghan Howe was selected to contest the South West Inner City electoral area as the Fine Gael party candidate on 5th November 2018.  As reported by the Limerick Leader (3rd November 2018), Cllrs. Daniel Butler and Elenora Hogan were selected to contest the Limerick City West electoral area for Fine Gael at a convention which took place on 3rd November 2018 – two Patrickswell-based nominees lost out at the convention; Fergus Kilcoyne and 20-year-old Daniel McSweeney.

Eight candidates were selected to contest the three electoral areas located within the Dún Laoghaire Dáil constituency on 9th November 2018 at a selection convention held at the Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel. Cllr. Aidan Campbell and Mary Kerr-Conlon were selected as candidates for Carrickamacross-Castleblaney at a selection convention which took on that same day – this convention was also contested by Pat Cassidy, as reported on the Northern Sound website (9th November 2018). The Killaloe selection convention took place on 12th November and selected three candidates. Selection conventions in the North City of Dublin (Artane/Donaghmede) took place on 14th November, while a number of conventions in the east of Galway County (Loughrea, Gort, Tuam) took place on the following day. Cllr. Pat Hand, Anna Grainger and Jim O’Leary were selected as the Fine Gael candidates for the Dundrum electoral area at a selection convention on 16th November 2018. Fine Gael selections for the Dublin West Dáil constituency area took place on 19th November 2019. Cllr Joe Neville was selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the Leixlip electoral area on that same night. The convention for the Clontarf electoral area took place on 26th November 2018, while the convention for Ballybay-Clones took place on the following night. Conventions for the electoral areas on the northside of Cork City took place on 29th November, while conventions for the southside electoral areas took place later in that week, as reported in the Evening Echo (1st December 2018).

The selection convention for the Edenderry electoral area took place on 3rd December 2018, also did the conventions for the Rush-Lusk and Balbriggan electoral areas, as well as the conventions for Ennistymon, as reported by the Clare Echo (4th December 2018) and An Daingean. A number of selection conventions took place in County Cork in early December 2018, including Bandon-Kinsale and Clonakilty-Skibbereen (7th December 2018) and Macroom (9th December 2018) – John Kelliher also contested the Macroom selection convention. The selection convention for Castleisland took place on 7th December 2018, as reported on the Radio Kerry website (8th December 2018). The Swords selection convention took place on 10th December 2018. As reported by the Longford Leader (12th December 2018), the selection convention for the Longford (Town) electoral area took place on 11th December 2018 in the Longford Arms Hotel. The Muinebeag selection convention took place on 13th December 2018 with the convention for the Pilltown electoral area being held on the following night, while the selection convention for the Cashel-Tipperary electoral area took place on 16th December 2018. As reported on the Kildare Now website (14th December 2018), the selection convention for the Clane electoral area took place on 13th December 2018 in the Westgrove Hotel in Clane. The selection convention for the Howth-Malahide electoral area took place on 17th December 2018. The selection convention for the Listowel electoral area took place on 20th December 2018 in the Listowel Arms Hotel; as reported on the Radio Kerry website (21st December 2018), this was contested, with Clare Creighton and Mike Foley losing out in the vote to select just two candidates. 

The selection convention for the Westport electoral area took place on Friday 11th January 2019, as reported by The Connaught Telegraph (12th January 2019); this was also contested by Johnny O’Malley. As reported by the Laois Today (14th January 2019) website, the Portlaoise selection convention is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 16th January 2019. Four candidates have been nominated to contest this and all of these may be selected to run.

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