Adrian Kavanagh, First posted 10th July 2013 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 third 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 the candidate selections for the Solidarity and People Before Profit groupings.
In the 2014 Local Elections there were fourteen People Before Profit Alliance candidates elected and there were also fourteen Solidarity candidates (although they contested the 2014 elections as the Anti Austerity Alliance) elected. A number of defections in the years following the 2014 elections means that there are currently twelve Solidarity City/County Councillors and eleven People Before Profit City/County Councillors, according to my best estimates.
The candidates that have been officially selected to contest the 2014 Local Elections as Solidarity and People Before Profit candidates include:
|Candidates||Seats||Solidarity or People Before Profit|
|Carlow||7||Adrienne Wallace People Before Profit|
|Cork City North East||6||Carol Brogan Solidarity|
|Cork City North West||6||Fiona Ryan Solidarity|
|Cork City South Central||6|
|Cork City South East||6||Ed Fitzgerald People Before Profit|
|Cork City South West||7||Tjitske de Vries People Before Profit|
|Ballyfermot-Drimnagh||5||Cllr. Hazel de Nortuín People Before Profit|
|Ballymun-Finglas||6||Cllr. Andrew Keegan People Before Profit|
|North Inner City||7||Gillian Brien People Before Profit|
|South West Inner City||5||Cllr. Tina MacVeigh People before Profit|
|South East Inner City||5|
|Blackrock||6||Lola Hynes People Before Profit|
|Dun Laoghaire||7||Cllr. Melissa Halpin People Before Profit, Cllr. Dave O’Keeffe People Before Profit|
|Dundrum||7||Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin People Before Profit|
|Killiney-Shankill||7||Cllr. Hugh Lewis People Before Profit, Danielle O’Rourke People Before Profit|
|Stillorgan||6||Rachel Prendergast Spollen People Before Profit|
|South Dublin County||40|
|Clondalkin||7||Kevin Creagh People Before Profit|
|Palmerstown-Fonthill||5||Cllr. Madeleine Johansson People Before Profit|
|Lucan||5||Kelly Marie Sweeney People Before Profit|
|Tallaght Central||6||Laura O’Reilly People Before Profit|
|Tallaght South||5||Cllr. Emma Hendrick People Before Profit|
|Galway City Central||6||Joe Loughnane People Before Profit|
|Galway City East||6|
|Galway City West||6|
|Listowel||6||Brian Finucane People Before Profit|
|Tralee||7||Bec Fahy People Before Profit|
|Kilkenny||7||Stephanie Hanlon People Before Profit|
|Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick||6|
|Limerick City East||7|
|Limerick City North||7|
|Limerick City West||7|
|Castlebar||7||Joe Daly People Before Profit|
|Sligo-Drumcliff||5||Nigel Gallagher People Before Profit|
|Sligo-Strandhill||6||Cllr. Gino O’Boyle People Before Profit|
|Waterford City East||6|
|Waterford City South||6|
|Tramore-Waterford City West||6||Una Dunphy People Before Profit|
|New Ross||6||Susan Breen People Before Profit|
As of now, thirty candidates are listed on this page – including
- Twenty eight People Before Profit candidates: seventeen of these are female (60.7%) and tweleve are male (39.3%).
- Two Solidarity candidates: two of these are female (100.0%) and none are male (0.0%).
On 5th July 2018, Cllr Fiona Ryan and Carol Brogan were selected to contest the next local elections as Solidarity candidates for the Cork City North West and Cork City North East electoral areas respectively.
Susan Breen was selected as People Before Profit candidate for New Ross on 6th September 2018. The Carlow Live website (27th September 2018) reported that Adrienne Wallace (Carlow EA) and Stephanie Hanlon (Kilkenny EA) had both recently been selected as Peoplem Before Profit Alliance local election candidates. A number of People Before Profit candidates candidates were selected to contest electoral areas in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown on 27th September 2018 (mainly in the Dún Laoghaire Dáil constituency area), while Rachael Prendergast-Spollen and Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin were confirmed as candidates for electoral areas in the other part of that county on 10th October 2018. On 4th October it was confirmed that Laura O’Reilly would be the People Before Profit candidate for Tallaght Central.