Paul Donnelly TD elected on the first count in General election 2020

Paul Donnelly TD elected on the first count in General election 2020

Sinn Féin members in Dublin West met this evening to formally select and ratify it’s slate of candidates to contest the May 24th local government elections. The party is putting forward two new candidates in the Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart ward, whilst Councillor Paul Donnelly will contest the Ongar ward with Councillor Natalie Treacy contesting the Castleknock ward.
The party also announces that Councillor Edmond Lukusa has decided to retire at the end of his term in May. “Councillor Lukusa, who will be 69 this year, has represented the Mulhuddart community with great energy and distinction over the past five years. Although retiring, Edmond has pledged to help get our new Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart representatives elected and we want to thank him sincerely for his service and wish him and his family all the best for the future.” said a spokesperson for the party in the area.

Corduff woman Breda Hanaphy and Tyrrelstown local Damien Bissett were selected to stand in the new 5 seat Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart Ward at this evening’s meeting.

Breda is a resident of Corduff having lived there for over 40 years and has been an active member of a number community and charity groups in that time. She has seen many changes in the community and will ensure that the voices of the Corduff and Mulhuddart communities are heard at council level.

Damien lives in Tyrrelstown with his family and became politically active in a bid to try and address some of the issues affecting his local community. He joined Sinn Féin because he wants to ensure that the gains made by the party are built upon and developed and believes with the future expansion of the Tyrrelstown community that it is essential to have effective representation at council level.

Councillor Natalie Treacy has been selected to continue to represent the Castleknock ward. Natalie has worked tirelessly over the past number of years and is confident that the people of the Blakestown, Mountview, Blanchardstown and Castleknock communities will continue to support her in May.

Councillor Paul Donnelly has been selected to stand in the new Ongar ward which comprises of Hartstown, Huntstown, Clonsilla, Ongar and Littlepace all of which were formerly part of the old Mulhuddart ward.

Paul has worked hard to represent the Dublin West community for many years. He has been involved in many local activities and was a founding member of many youth and community projects in Dublin 15.

Dublin City Councillor Séamas McGrattan will contest the Cabra-Glasnevin ward which includes Ashtown and part of the Navan Road which fall in to the Dublin West general election constituency.

Séamas has represented the Ashtown community for many years and will continue to work hard on supporting this growing community and ensuring that their needs are addressed by both Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council.

The party spokesperson said that “Sinn Féin are confident of substantially increasing our representation on Fingal County Council after May’s elections and we’re looking forward to meeting and engaging with voters in the weeks and months ahead. We will continue to appraise our electoral prospects and may look to add more candidates to the party ticket in the coming weeks.”

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