Anti Austerity Alliance candidates for the 2014 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 28th January 2014 with further updates as new candidate nominations are announced 

An updated version of  my 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.

The post will focus on the candidate selections for the Anti Austerity Alliance grouping, given that the level of candidate selections engaged in by this grouping has now warranted it being allocated a separate post.  This grouping was formally established as a party on 20th February 2014. 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 (mainly associated (at present) with the Socialist Party). It involves members of the Campaign Against Home & Water Taxes and the Campaign Against Property Taxes and Austerity groupings, while the more experienced members of the alliance would be members of the Socialist Party. The latter group involves four City/County Councillors and two Town/Borough Councillors. 

Thirty nine officially selected candidates will contest these elections for the Anti Austerity Alliance, up significantly on the nine candidates who contested the 2009 City and County Council elections for the Socialist Party. Some candidates who were listed here earlier in the selection calendar have withdrawn from the contest in the interim period. These include Owen Curran, who was selected to contest the Glenties electoral area, but withdrew in February 2014 for personal reasons and also as he did not want to be the only Anti Austerity Alliance candidate contesting the elections in Donegal. Also included in this group are Mary Hartery (who had been selected to contest Limerick City North), Stephanie O’Shea (who had been selected to contest Limerick City East), Madelyn Portley (who had been selected to contest Limerick City West), James Faulkner (who had been selected to contest Balbriggan) and George Hill (who had been selected to contest Castleknock).

There are twelve female candidates within the Anti Austerity Alliance candidates listed here, with female candidates accounting for 30.8% of the total number of candidates within these different groupings.

The candidates that have been officially selected to contest the 2014 Local Elections as Anti Austerity Alliance candidates include:

Electoral Area   Anti Austerity Alliance candidates
Carlow 18
Carlow 10 Ned Costigan
Muinebeag 8 Christy McCormack 
Cavan 18
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbert 6
Clare 28
Ennis 8
Killaloe 6
Shannon 6 Seónaidh Ní Shíomóin, David Houlihan
West Clare 8
Cork County 55
Ballincollig-Carrigaline 10
Bandon-Kinsale 6
Blarney-Macrooom 6 Liz Feehan
Cobh 7
East Cork 6
Fermoy 6
Kanturk-Mallow 6
West Cork 8
Cork City 31
Cork City North Central 5 Mick Barry, Lil O’Donnell
Cork City North East 4
Cork City North West 4 Marion O’Sullivan
Cork City South Central 5
Cork City South East 7
Cork City South West 6
Donegal 37
Donegal 6
Glenties 6
Letterkenny 10
Inishowen 9
Stranorlar 6
Dublin City 63
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh 6
Ballymun 7 Helen Metcalfe
Beaumont-Donaghmede 9 Michael O’Brien, Proinsias Ó Conoráin
Cabra-Finglas 7
Clontarf 6 Philip Wright
Crumlin-Kimmage 6
North Inner City 8
Pembroke-South Dock 8
Rathgar-Rathmines 6
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 40
Blackrock 6
Dun Laoghaire 8
Dundrum 7
Glencullen-Sandyford 7
Killiney-Shankill 6
Stillorgan 6
Fingal County 40
Balbriggan 8 Terry Kelleher, Denise Parker, Maurice Sweeney
Castleknock 7 Sandra Kavanagh, Matt Waine
Howth-Malahide 8
Mulhuddart 8 Annette Hughes, Ruth Coppinger, Jimmy Keenan, Bernadette Rynne
Swords 9 Eugene Coppinger
South Dublin County 40
Clondalkin 8
Lucan 8
Tallaght Central 6 Mick Murphy, Eddie Eriksson, Kieran Mahon
Tallaght South 6 Brian Leech, Philomena Foster
Templeogue Terenure 6
Rathfarnham 6
Galway City 18
Galway City Central 6 Sean Byrne
Galway City East 6 Conor Burke
Galway City West 6 Tommy Holohan
Galway County 39
Athenry-Oranmore 7
Ballinasloe 6
Conamara 9
Loughrea 8
Tuam 9
Kerry 33
Killarney 8
Listowel 7
South and West Kerry 9
Tralee 9
Kildare 40
Athy 6
Celbridge-Leixlip 7
Maynooth 9
Kildare-Newbridge 9
Naas 9
Kilkenny 24
Castlecomer 6
Kilkenny City-East 6
Kilkenny City-West 6 Conor MacLiam
Piltown 6
Laois 19
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick 6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington 6
Portlaoise 7 Ray Fitzpatrick
Leitrim 18
Ballinamore 6
Carrick-on-Shannon 6
Manorhamilton 6
Limerick 40
Limerick City East 8 Paul Keller, Derrick Towell
Limerick City North 6 Cian Prendiville
Limerick City West 7 John Loftus
Adare-Rathkeale 6 Kathleen Enright
Cappamore-Kilmallock 7
Newcastle West 6 Joe Harrington
Longford 18
Ballymahon 6
Granard 6
Longford 6
Louth 29
Ardee 6
Drogheda 10 Ciaran McKenna
Dundalk-Carlingford 6
Dundalk-South 7
Mayo 30
Ballina 8
Castlebar 8
Claremorris 7
West Mayo 7
Meath 40
Ashbourne 6
Kells 7
Laytown-Bettystown 7
Navan 7
Ratoath 7
Trim 6
Monaghan 18
Ballybay-Clones 6
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney 6
Monaghan 6
Offaly 19
Birr 6
Edenderry 6
Tullamore 7
Roscommon 18
Athlone (Roscommon) 6
Boyle 6
Roscommon 6
Sligo 18
Ballymote-Tubbercurry 8
Sligo 10
Tipperary 40
Carrick-on-Suir 6
Cashel-Tipperary 7
Clonmel 9
Nenagh 9
Templemore-Thurles 9
Waterford 32
Waterford City East 6
Waterford City South 6
Tramore-Waterford City West 6
Comeragh 6
Dungarvan-Lismore 8
Westmeath 20
Athlone (Westmeath) 7
Mullingar-Coole 7
Mullingar-Kilbeggan 6
Wexford 34
Gorey 8
Enniscorthy 8
New Ross 8
Wexford 10
Wicklow 32
Arklow 6
Baltinglass 6
Bray 8
Greystones 6
Wicklow 6

Thanks to those who have sent on updates as to candidates relating to this category, including the folks at Irish Election Literature, Michael Maher, Michael O’Brien, Maurice Quinlivan, Joe Barrett and the Vote Left Facebook page.


About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email:
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6 Responses to Anti Austerity Alliance candidates for the 2014 Local Elections

  1. Pingback: 2014 Local Elections candidates for Other political groupings, including smaller left-wing parties/groups | Irish Elections: Geography, Facts and Analyses

  2. Michael says:

    Helen Metcalfe is running in the Ballymun ward

  3. micky beag says:

    According to the AAA website a number of those Limerick candidates seem not to be listed now. I wonder have a few withdrawn? Specifically Stephanie O’Shea, Mary Hartery and Madelyn Portley.

    Similarly with Shannon where David Houlihan is no longer listed.

    Maybe the site is just poor at updates

    • Yes, have noted that too. Not sure to be honest whether candidates have withdrawn or whether it simply is an issue with the website, so won’t amend lists until certain that they have done so.

  4. Pingback: How far Left? People Before Profit Alliance and Anti Austerity Alliance at the 2014 Local Elections | Irish Elections: Geography, Facts and Analyses

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