2014 Local Elections candidates for the “Other” political parties/groupings

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 15th July 2013 with updates as new candidate nominations announced 

The post focuses on the candidate selections for the different parties and groupings that were not running a sufficiently large enough number of candidates to warrant a separate post on this site; parties and others that are often classified under the “Others” grouping. A number of these parties/groupings would be left-wing or anti-austerity parties/groupings. But this page does not exclusively cover these as the aim here is to tie together all the different parties and groupings that are not large enough to warrant their own separate post/page.

The groups/parties listed here do include a number of left-wing or anti-austerity parties/groupings, including the Workers and Unemployed Action Group, the Workers Party, the United Left grouping, the (Meath) Centre Left party and Eirigi, but this also includes other parties/groupings such as Direct Democracy Ireland and the Christian Solidarity Party . The level of candidate selections engaged in by the People Before Profit Alliance and Anti Austerity Alliance groupings, which would often be also classified under the Others grouping, have warranted these being allocated a separate post each.

One hundred and forty one candidates across the “Others” grouping will be contesting the 2014 City and County Council elections, including all the different smaller parties/groupings’ candidates who are listed here, as well as the People Before Profit Alliance and Anti Austerity Alliance candidates who are listed elsewhere on this website. There are forty female candidates within these different grouping, with female candidates accounting for 28.4% of the total number of candidates within these different groupings. The “Others” grouping accounted for fifty one candidates at the 2009 City and County Council elections (six of whom were female), so there has been a dramatic increase in candidate levels for this grouping at the 2014 contest.

The candidates listed within the Direct Democracy Ireland grouping currently accounts for twenty candidates (two are female – 10.0%)

The candidates listed as Workers Party candidates in the list above currently account for nine candidates (one is female – 11.1%)

The candidates listed within the United Left grouping currently account for six candidates (one is female – 16.7%)

The candidates listed as Eirigi candidates in the list above currently account for six candidates (one is female – 16.7%)

The candidates listed as Workers and Unemployed Action Group candidates in the list above currently account for three candidates (two are female – 66.7%)

The candidates listed as Republican Sinn Fein in the list above currently account for two candidates (all male)

The candidates listed as (Meath) Centre Left candidates in the list above currently account for three candidate (all male)

The candidates listed as Communist Party of Ireland candidates in the list above currently account for two candidates (male)

The candidates listed as Christian Solidarity Party candidates in the list above currently account for one candidate (male)

The candidates listed as Fís Nua candidates in the list above currently account for six candidate (four female – 66.7%)

The People’s Convention candidates/People’s Candidates are now listed on the Non Party/Independent candidates posting.

While most of the candidates in this grouping would appear likely to be first-time candidates, it does also include a number of more experienced candidates, including a number of incumbents that are mainly associated with the Workers Party, the Workers and Unemployed Action Group and Eirigi, as well as with the People Before Profit Alliance and the Anti Austerity Alliance/Socialist Party. Fifteen (10.6%) candidates across these different groupings currently hold positions on City/County Councils, while another three of these candidates are members of a Borough/Town Council (but not a City/County Council) – one serves both on a Town Council and a County Council – meaning that members of County/City and Borough/Town Councils currently account for 12.8% of the candidates across these different groupings.

The candidates that have been officially selected across these different groupings include

Electoral Area   Candidates
Carlow 10 Saoire O’Brien Direct Democracy Ireland
Muinebeag 8
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbert 6
Ennis 8 Vera Maloney Fís Nua, Damon Wise Fís Nua
Killaloe 6 Niamh O’Brien Fís Nua
Shannon 6 Karen Wise Fís Nua
West Clare 8
Cork County
Ballincollig-Carrigaline 10
Bandon-Kinsale 6
Blarney-Macrooom 6
Cobh 7
East Cork 6
Fermoy 6
Kanturk-Mallow 6
West Cork 8  
Cork City
Cork City North Central 5
Cork City North East 4 Ted Tynan Workers Party,  Michael Francis O’Donnell Communist Party of Ireland
Cork City North West 4 James Coughlan Workers Party
Cork City South Central 5
Cork City South East 7
Cork City South West 6
Donegal 6
Glenties 6 Joe McCarron Direct Democracy Ireland
Letterkenny 10
Inishowen 9 Eilis Hadan Direct Democracy Ireland
Stranorlar 6
Dublin City
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh 6 Louise Minihan Eirigi, Brian Stafford United Left
Ballymun 7 Owen Martin Workers Party, Cormac McKay Direct Democracy Ireland
Beaumont-Donaghmede 9 Ciaran Heaphey Eirigi, Tom Rooney Direct Democracy Ireland
Cabra-Finglas 7 Bernie Hughes United Left
Clontarf 6
Crumlin-Kimmage 6 Pat Dunne United Left, Damien Farrell Eirigi
North Inner City 8
Pembroke-South Dock 8
Rathgar-Rathmines 6
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Blackrock 6
Dun Laoghaire 8
Dundrum 7
Glencullen-Sandyford 7
Killiney-Shankill 6
Stillorgan 6
Fingal County
Balbriggan 8
Castleknock 7 Robert Long Direct Democracy Ireland
Howth-Malahide 8
Mulhuddart 8
Swords 9 Ken Doyle United Left, Declan McCool United Left
South Dublin County
Clondalkin 8 Lorraine Hennessey Workers Party, Paul Doran Communist Party of Ireland 
Lucan 8 Mick Finnegan Workers Party 
Tallaght Central 6
Tallaght South 6
Templeogue Terenure 6 Neville Bradley Direct Democracy Ireland
Rathfarnham 6
Galway City
Galway City Central 6
Galway City East 6
Galway City West 6
Galway County
Athenry-Oranmore 7 Suzanne O’Keeffe Fís Nua
Ballinasloe 6
Conamara 9 Tomás Ó Curraoin Republican Sinn Fein
Loughrea 8
Tuam 9
Killarney 8
Listowel 7
South and West Kerry 9 Padraig Garvey Republican Sinn Fein 
Tralee 9
Athy 6
Celbridge-Leixlip 7
Maynooth 9
Kildare-Newbridge 9
Naas 9 Martin Byrne Direct Democracy Ireland
Castlecomer 6
Kilkenny City-East 6
Kilkenny City-West 6
Piltown 6
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick 6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington 6
Portlaoise 7
Ballinamore 6
Carrick-on-Shannon 6
Manorhamilton 6
Limerick City East 8
Limerick City North 6
Limerick City West 7
Adare-Rathkeale 6
Cappamore-Kilmallock 7
Newcastle West 6
Ballymahon 6
Granard 6
Longford 6
Ardee 6 Pat Greene Direct Democracy Ireland
Drogheda 10 Anthony Connor Direct Democracy Ireland, Ronan Mooney Direct Democracy Ireland 
Dundalk-Carlingford 6
Dundalk-South 7
Ballina 8
Castlebar 8
Claremorris 7
West Mayo 7
Ashbourne 6 Cathal Loftus Christian Solidarity Party, John King Meath Centre Left, Paul Nolan Meath Centre Left
Kells 7 Seamus McDonagh Workers Party
Laytown-Bettystown 7 William Lacey Direct Democracy Ireland, Mick Martin Meath Centre Left 
Navan 7 Ben Gilroy Direct Democracy Ireland
Ratoath 7
Trim 6
Ballybay-Clones 6
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney 6
Monaghan 6
Birr 6
Edenderry 6
Tullamore 7
Athlone (Roscommon) 6
Boyle 6
Roscommon 6
Ballymote-Tubbercurry 8
Sligo 10 Declan Bree United Left, Jimmy Higgins Fís Nua 
Carrick-on-Suir 6
Cashel-Tipperary 7 John O’Connor Direct Democracy Ireland
Clonmel 9 Pat English Workers and Unemployed Action Group, Pearl Sheehan Workers and Unemployed Action Group, Martina Maher Workers and Unemployed Action Group
Nenagh 9
Templemore-Thurles 9
Waterford City East 6 Larry McCarthy Direct Democracy Ireland 
Waterford City South 6 Willie Moore Workers Party, Gary Hogan Direct Democracy Ireland
Tramore-Waterford City West 6 Davy Walsh Workers Party, Brian Hearne Workers Party
Comeragh 6 David Janes Direct Democracy Ireland
Dungarvan-Lismore 8
Athlone (Westmeath) 7
Mullingar-Coole 7
Mullingar-Kilbeggan 6
Gorey 8 Dominic Gaughren Eirigi
Enniscorthy 8
New Ross 8 John Dwyer Eirigi
Wexford 10 David Lloyd Direct Democracy Ireland
Arklow 6 Brian Whelan Direct Democracy Ireland
Baltinglass 6
Bray 8
Greystones 6
Wicklow 6 Sean Doyle Eirigi, Norman Phillips Direct Democracy Ireland

Thanks to those who have sent on updates as to candidates relating to this category, including the folks at Irish Election Literature, Anthony Connor, Donal Mac Fhearraigh, Ben Nutty, John Jeffries, Damian Mac Con Uladh, Declan McCool, Memet Uludağ, Michael Conway, Niamh McGowan, John Dollard, Michael Maher, Alan Lawes, the Politics in Kerry site and the Vote Left Facebook page.


About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email: adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie
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38 Responses to 2014 Local Elections candidates for the “Other” political parties/groupings

  1. Scabby Rabbit says:

    I count 10 female candidates there including Philomena Foster in Tallaght South. Thanks for this btw.

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  3. Jorj says:

    Workers Party is putting forward 3 candidates, one in each city ward.Brian Hearn,Willie Moore and cllr Davy Walsh. http://www.workerspartyireland.net/waterfordcan14.html

    • Thanks for that, but is there any information as to the specific electoral area/city ward that each of these will be contesting? No details on the page and the old Davy Walsh/Willie Moore wards have been changed significantly:
      For now I’m guesstimating
      Brian Hearne Workers Party: Waterford City East
      Willie Moore Workers Party: Waterford City South
      Davy Walsh Workers Party: Tramore-Waterford City West

  4. Jacqui Johnston says:

    Jacqui Johnston People Before Profit Alliance running in Greystones, Co. Wicklow

  5. Anna Doyle says:

    Sharon Briggs is running in Bray Co. Wicklow for People Before Profit and Jacqui Johnston is Running in Greystones Co. Wicklow for People Before Profit

  6. Thanks for that Anna – details amended

  7. triton t90 says:

    Cllr Euegene Coppinger, SP https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cllr-Eugene-Coppinger/591053244269814

    and Cllr Ciaran McKenna, SP in Drogheda

  8. Jorj says:

    I am not sure if somebody can trust facebook as a source but it seems there is a page https://www.facebook.com/JohnDunneWorkersParty that says John Dunne will be WP’candidate for Ballymun

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  10. Joe Newman says:

    Hi Just a note to let you know that I will be contesting the local elections 2014 in the Swords Area as an Independent community candidate. Joe Newman

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  12. James Doyle says:

    Adrian, is there a page on your website under category “total declared candidates per LEA”? I could be missing it somewhere among the extensive and helpful data on this website. A great resource it will prove to be!

    • Not at present – still wouldn’t be indicative of overall numbers at this stage as some LEAs well behind/ahead of others in terms of convention selections. May have version of this however once candidate numbers have firmed up after the closing date for candidate nominations.

  13. Paddy says:

    Adrian, thanks for these lists. A brilliant resource. I just want to mention that Shirley Griffen (CPPC) is running in Ballincollig-Carrigaline and myself and Aisling Murray in East Cork. . . Cheers, Paddy (Patrick) Bullman.

  14. david says:

    hi adrian,direct democracy ireland is not hyperlinked like the other parties on your site could you please do this, also they are not left wing but center,please correct this aswell.

    • That is wrong. Not all parties are “hyperlinked” on this site – hyperlinks are only offered in cases party websites contain lists of their local election candidates. I, as owner of this site, will make my own call on this in any course.
      Nowhere do I refer to DDI as being a left wing party – there is nothing to correct here at all.

    • No I do not use hyperlinks for all parties. I only do so in cases where parties have lists of local election candidates on a page of their website. In any case, I’ll choose to make my own decision on the use of hyperlinks on my own website.
      In no place whatsoever do I refer to DDI as being a left party – in fact the post goes out of its way to distinguish DDI from the left wing parties and groupings. Nothing whatsoever to correct here.

  15. micky beag says:

    Michael Francis O’Donnell Communist Party of Ireland Cork North East

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  17. Mick Crowley says:

    Any idea when is the closing date for nominations for the local elections? – tks Mick

  18. Declan McCool says:

    Hi Adrian,

    Bernie Hughes – United Left – Will be running as a candidate in Cabra-Finglas Ward. see link below:

    Also can you add (her) Bernie, to Female candidates contesting the 2014 Local Elections, https://adriankavanaghelections.org/2013/10/30/female-candidates-contesting-the-2014-local-elections/

    Thank you

    Best Regards,
    Declan McCool United Left Swords

  19. micky beag says:

    Paul Doran Communist Party Clondalkin http://www.communistpartyofireland.ie/

  20. Ben Nutty says:

    I’m told that the following four local election candidates have also been successfully nominated by Fís Nua.
    They are: Suzanne O’Keeffe Athenry-Oranmore Galway Co.Council
    Vera Moloney Ennis Clare Co.Council
    Damon Wise Ennis Clare Co. Council
    Karen Wise Shannon Clare Co. Council

    This makes 3 European Parliament candidates (Cordelia Níc Fhearraigh, Dónal O’Riordáin and Damon Wise) and 6 local election candidates in total for Fís Nua (Niamh O’Brien and Jimmy Higgins are already on your site). Fís Nua does not expect any additions to this list.

    Best wishes,

    Ben Nutty

  21. Thanks Ben. All added to list now. And fadas sorted out too!

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