FG Borris-Mountmellick team. Front - Sean Kelly MEP, Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD, Minister Charlie Flanagan. Back - candidates Fergal Conroy, Conor Bergin, Cllr John King, Cllr David Goodwin
Fine Gael will launch its team of local election candidates in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel this Friday night, March 1 at 8pm.
The party has confirmed seven candidates for the Portarlington - Graiguecullen and Borris-in-Ossory - Mountmellick Municipal District.
Borris-Mountmellick: John King, David Goodwin, Conor Bergin and Fergal Conroy.
Graigue - Portarlington: Tom Mulhall, Aisling Moran and Vivienne Phelan.
Portlaoise - Willie Aird, Mary Sweeney and Thomasina Connell.
Half of those on the party's ticket are first time candidates and four are women.
At present, the party's six sitting councillors share power with Fianna Fáil's seven councillors on Laois County County Council.