People Before Profit Alliance candidates for the 2014 Local Elections

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

An updated version from the series of my rolling blog posts on local election candidate selections, in which I detail the latest information as to candidate selections relating to the different political parties and groupings 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 People Before Profit Alliance, now that the level of candidate selections engaged in by this groupings has warranted that this is now allocated a separate post.

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, including Gino Kenny (Clondalkin), Brid Smith (Ballyfermot-Drimnagh), Melissa Halpin (Dun Laoghaire) and Hugh Lewis (Killiney-Shankill).

Forty three People Before Profit Alliance candidates are contesting these local elections, up significantly on the twelve People Before Profit candidates that contested the 2009 City and County Council elections. There are seventeen female candidates running for the People Before Profit Alliance, accounting for 39.5% of the total number of People Before Profit candidates. Some candidates, who were selected earlier to contest the elections for the People Before Profit Alliance, have withdrawn from the contest, including Redmond Roche (Killarney) and Donie Fell (Pilltown).

The candidates that have been selected by the People Before Profit Alliance (in the Republic of Ireland) include:

Electoral Area People Before Profit Alliance candidates
Carlow 18
Carlow 10
Muinebeag 8
Cavan 18
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbert 6
Clare 28
Ennis 8
Killaloe 6
Shannon 6
West Clare 8
Cork County 55
Ballincollig-Carrigaline 10 Rob Galligan-Long
Bandon-Kinsale 6
Blarney-Macrooom 6
Cobh 7
East Cork 6
Fermoy 6 Michael McCarthy
Kanturk-Mallow 6
West Cork 8 Ed Harper
Cork City 31
Cork City North Central 5
Cork City North East 4
Cork City North West 4
Cork City South Central 5
Cork City South East 7
Cork City South West 6
Donegal 37
Donegal 6
Glenties 6
Letterkenny 10 Billy Banda 
Inishowen 9 Joe Murphy
Stranorlar 6 Charlie McDyer
Dublin City 63
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh 6 Brid Smith, Paul Shields
Ballymun 7 Andrew Keegan
Beaumont-Donaghmede 9 John Lyons
Cabra-Finglas 7 David Gaughran
Clontarf 6 Pat Doherty
Crumlin-Kimmage 6 Tina McVeigh
North Inner City 8
Pembroke-South Dock 8 Sonya Stapleton
Rathgar-Rathmines 6 Kim O’Donnell
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 40
Blackrock 6 Lola Hynes
Dun Laoghaire 8 Melissa Halpin, Karl Gill
Dundrum 7 John O’Dowd
Glencullen-Sandyford 7 Nicola Curry
Killiney-Shankill 6 Hugh Lewis, Cillian Doyle
Stillorgan 6
Fingal County 40
Balbriggan 8 Barry Martin
Castleknock 7 Memet Uludağ
Howth-Malahide 8
Mulhuddart 8 Louise Bayliss
Swords 9
South Dublin County 40
Clondalkin 8 Gino Kenny
Lucan 8 Ruth Nolan
Tallaght Central 6
Tallaght South 6 Nicky Coules
Templeogue Terenure 6
Rathfarnham 6 John Flanagan
Galway City 18
Galway City Central 6 Kiram Emrich
Galway City East 6
Galway City West 6
Galway County 39
Athenry-Oranmore 7
Ballinasloe 6
Conamara 9
Loughrea 8
Tuam 9
Kerry 33
Killarney 8
Listowel 7 Brian Finucane
South and West Kerry 9
Tralee 9
Kildare 40
Athy 6
Celbridge-Leixlip 7
Maynooth 9 Martin Grehan
Kildare-Newbridge 9
Naas 9
Kilkenny 24
Castlecomer 6
Kilkenny City-East 6
Kilkenny City-West 6
Piltown 6
Laois 19
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick 6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington 6
Portlaoise 7
Leitrim 18
Ballinamore 6
Carrick-on-Shannon 6
Manorhamilton 6
Limerick 40
Limerick City East 8
Limerick City North 6
Limerick City West 7
Adare-Rathkeale 6
Cappamore-Kilmallock 7
Newcastle West 6
Longford 18
Ballymahon 6
Granard 6
Longford 6
Louth 29
Ardee 6
Drogheda 10 Stephanie Valla
Dundalk-Carlingford 6 Syd Smith
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 Alan Lawes
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 Seamus O’Boyle
Tipperary 40
Carrick-on-Suir 6
Cashel-Tipperary 7
Clonmel 9 Anne Wall
Nenagh 9
Templemore-Thurles 9
Waterford 32
Waterford City East 6 Joan Quirke
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 Seamus O’Brien
Wexford 10 Deirdre Wadding
Wicklow 32
Arklow 6
Baltinglass 6
Bray 8 Sharon Briggs
Greystones 6 Jacqui Johnston
Wicklow 6 Anna Doyle

Thanks to those who have sent on updates as to candidates relating to this category, including Donal Mac Fhearraigh, the folks at Irish Election Literature, Memet Uludağ, Michael Maher, Alan Lawes, Michael O’Sullivan and the Vote Left Facebook page.


About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email:
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3 Responses to People Before Profit 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. rentmaynooth says:

    Reblogged this on Martin Grehan – People Before Profit Maynooth and commented:
    Full list of PBPA candidates. Adrian Kavanagh is an academic based in NUI Maynooth, the blog is a fantastic resource.

  3. 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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