2019 Local Elections candidate selections for the “Other” political parties/groupings

Adrian Kavanagh, 19th March 2019

The groups/parties listed here are smaller parties that had – at least by the middle of March 2019 – selected only a relatively small number of Local Elections 2019 candidates, including Aontú, the Workers Party, Renua, Eirigi and Republican Sinn Féin. As such – and mainly due to the time pressures being experienced by the owner/creator of this website – candidate selections for all of these parties will be logged in this “all in” post.

The candidates listed as Aontú candidates currently account for fifty three candidates (sixteen are female – 30.2%).

The candidates listed as Renua Ireland candidates currently account for twenty eight candidates (nine are female – 32.1%).

The candidates listed as Workers Party candidates currently account for seven candidates (three are female – 42.9%).

The candidates listed as Housing Rights & Reform Alliance candidates currently account for six candidates (two are female – 33.3%).

The candidates listed as Direct Democracy Ireland candidates currently account for six candidates (all male).

The candidates listed as Eirigi candidates currently account for three candidates (all male).

The candidates listed as Workers and Unemployed Action candidates currently account for three candidates (one is female – 33.3%).

There is one United People candidate listed here (male), who is contesting two constituencies.

There is one Irish Democratic Party candidate listed here (male), who is contesting two constituencies.

While a number 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 and Republican Sinn Féin, as well as candidates who won Council seats in 2014 (or were subsequently co-opted on to the Council) as independents/for other parties, but then went on to later join new parties such as Aontú or Renua.

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

Electoral Area.Candidates
Carlow.
Carlow7Mary Hande Aontú
Tullow6Helena Byrne REN
Muinebeag5.
Cavan.
Bailieborough-
Cootehill
6Cllr. Sarah O’Reilly Aontú
Ballyjamesduff6Gráinne McPhillips Aontú
Cavan-Belturbert6.
Clare28.
Ennis7.
Killaloe5.
Shannon7.
Ennistymon4.
Kilrush5.
Cork County.
Carrigaline6John Weldon Aontú
Bandon-Kinsale6Mairéad Ruane Aontú
Macroom6PJ Feeney Aontú
Cobh6.
Midleton7.
Fermoy6.
Kanturk4Paddy Scully Aontú
Mallow5.
Bantry-West Cork4Lorraine Deane Aontú
Skibbereen-West Cork5Sean Creedon Aontú
Cork City.
Cork City
North East
6Cllr. Ted Tynan WP,
Risteard Ó Glaimhin HRRA
Cork City North West6Catherine Coffey WP,
Martina Murphy HRRA,
Finian Toomey Aontú
Cork City
South Central
6Michael Mohally HRRA
Cork City South East6Anna Daly Aontú,
Cllr. Diarmaid Ó Cadhla HRRA
Cork City South West7Joanne Murphy Aontú,
Shirley Griffin HRRA,
Thomas Kiely HRRA
Donegal.
Donegal6.
Glenties6Liam Mulligan Aontú
Milford3Dermot Hardy Aontú
Buncrana5Joe Murphy Aontú
Letterkenny7Mary T Sweeney Aontú
Carndonagh4Mary Rose Doherty Aontú
Lifford-Stranorlar6Maghnus Monaghan REN,
John Hartnett Aontú
Dublin City.
Ballyfermot-
Drimnagh
5.
Ballymun-Finglas6Cathie Shiels WP
Artane-Whitehall6Ciaran Heaphey Éirígí
Donaghmede5Proinsias O Conaráin Aontú
Cabra-Glasnevin7Gavin Mendel Gleason WP
Clontarf6
Kimmage-Rathmines6.
North Inner City7Cllr. Éilis Ryan WP
South West Inner City5Damien Farrell Éirígí,
Tony Murray REN
South East Inner City5Jacqui Gilbourne REN
Pembroke5.
Dun Laoghaire-
Rathdown
.
Blackrock6.
Dún Laoghaire7.
Dundrum7Brian Leeson Éirígí,
Liam Coughlan Aontú
Glencullen-Sandyford7.
Killiney-Shankill7.
Stillorgan6.
Fingal County.
Balbriggan5.
Rush Lusk5.
Castleknock6Edward McManus Aontú
Howth-Malahide7.
Blanchardstown-
Mulhuddart
5Sinead Moore Aontú
Ongar5Gerard Sheehan Aontú
Swords7.
South Dublin
County
.
Clondalkin7
Palmerstown-Fonthill5David Gardiner WP
Lucan5Howard Hughes REN
Tallaght Central6Ann Marie Condren REN
Tallaght South5.
Rathfarnham-Templeogue7John Phelan Aontú
Firhouse-Bohernabreena5.
Galway City.
Galway City
Central
6Cormac O Corcráin Aontú
Galway City East6Nuala Nolan Aontú,
Neil O’Mahony REN
Galway City West6
Galway County.
Athenry-
Oranmore
7Amanda McManus REN
Gort Kinvara5Emma O’Connell REN
Ballinasloe6.
Conamara North4.
Conamara South5.
Loughrea5Joe Campbell Aontú
Tuam7Martin Ward Aontú
Kerry.
Killarney7.
Listowel6Sonny Foran Aontú
An Daingean3.
Kenmare6.
Castleisland4.
Tralee7Mary Fitzgibbon Aontú
Kildare.
Athy5.
Celbridge4.
Leixlip3.
Maynooth5.
Clane5Seamus O’Ríain REN,
Una O’Connor Aontú
Kildare5.
Newbridge6Damian Molyneaux Aontú
Naas7.
Kilkenny.
Castlecomer6.
Kilkenny 7.
Callan-Thomastown6.
Piltown5.
Laois.
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick6.
Graiguecullen-Portarlington6.
Portlaoise7Dominic Dunne REN,
Noel O’Rourke REN
Leitrim.
Ballinamore6Oisín O’Dwyer REN
Carrick-on-Shannon6.
Manorhamilton6.
Limerick.
Limerick City
East
7Michael Ryan Aontú
Limerick City
North
7Maeve O’Donnell Aontú
Limerick City
West
7Julian Fitzgibbon Aontú
Adare-Rathkeale6Mark Keogh DDI,
Mike Putt DDI
Cappamore-
Kilmallock
7Shane Hogan Aontú
Newcastle West6John Dalton REN,
Conor Donoghue Aontú
Longford.
Ballymahon6.
Granard5.
Longford7.
Louth.
Ardee6.
Drogheda Urban6Maria McCabe REN,
Michael O’Dowd REN,
Jeffrey Rudd United People,
Christopher Faulkner DDI
Drogheda Rural4Eamon Sweeney REN,
Jeffrey Rudd United People,
Patrick Greene DDI
Dundalk-
Carlingford
6.
Dundalk-South7Niamh Boyle REN
Mayo.
Ballina6
Castlebar7Michael Farrington REN
Claremorris6Paul Lawless Aontú
Swinford4Tommy Horan Aontú
Belmullet3.
Westport4.
Meath.
Ashbourne6Joseph Tuite Aontú
Kells7Seamus McDonagh WP,
Peter Devin Aontú
Laytown-Bettystown7Peter Whelan Aontú,
Anthony O’Connor DDI
Navan7Emer Tóibín Aontú
Ratoath7.
Trim6Des Doran Aontú
Monaghan.
Ballybay-Clones5.
Carrickmacross-
Castleblaney
6James Duffy Aontú
Monaghan7.
Offaly.
Birr6Cllr. John Leahy REN,
Monica Barnwell REN
Edenderry6.
Tullamore7Brendan Murty Galvin REN,
Ken Smollen Irish Democratic Party
Roscommon.
Athlone (Roscommon)6.
Boyle 6.
Roscommon6.
Sligo.
Ballymote-Tobercurry7.
Sligo-Drumcliff5.
Sligo-Strandhill6Finbarr Filan REN
Tipperary.
Carrick-on-Suir5Michael Cleere
Workers and Unemployed Action
Cahir4.
Cashel-Tipperary7.
Clonmel6Martin Duggan Aontú
Cllr. Pat English
Workers and Unemployed Action
Teresa Johnson
Workers and Unemployed Action
Nenagh5.
Newport4.
Roscrea-Templemore4.
Thurles5.
Waterford.
Waterford City
East
6.
Waterford City
South
6Ronan Cleary Aontú
Tramore-
Waterford City
West
6Michael Gallwey REN
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas5.
Dungarvan6.
Lismore3.
Westmeath.
Athlone (Westmeath)5Noel McKervey Aontú,
Tony Moran REN
Moate4.
Mullingar  6Séamus Burke Aontú
Kinnegad5.
Wexford.
Gorey6.
Kilmuckridge4Peter Mernagh REN,
Jan Van De Van DDI
Enniscorthy6Gerald O’Donoghue REN
New Ross6.
Rosslare5 Jim Codd Aontú
Wexford7Elaine Cole Aontú
Wicklow.
Arklow6.
Baltinglass6.
Bray East4Cllr. Brendan Thornhill Aontú
Bray West4Cllr. Oliver O’Brien Aontú
Greystones6.
Wicklow6.

Further additions will be made to this candidate listing as, and when, further candidate selections take place and – naturally – when I become aware of these.

Gavin Mendel Gleason was initially selected to contest Cabra-Glasnevin for the Workers Party, but later stood down and was replaced as the party candidate by Cormac Newton. Lorraine Hennessy had been selected to run for the Workers Party in Clondalkin and Dick Roche has been selected as the Workers Party candidate for Tramore-Waterford City West, but both these candidates subsequently withdrew from the electoral contest.

Keith O’Toole was selected to contest Galway City West for Aontú, but later withdrew from the election contest.

Amanda Gaffney was listed as being a Renua Ireland candidate for Clondalkin on the party website, but did not appear on the ballot paper.

Cathy Gaffney was selected by Aontú to contest the Ballina electoral area, but did not subsequently appear on the ballot paper.

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About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email: adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie
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4 Responses to 2019 Local Elections candidate selections for the “Other” political parties/groupings

  1. OToole, Ciaran says:

    Hi Adrian,

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