Pictured at back Offaly TD Marcellal Corcoran Kennedy and Charlie Flanagan; front from left - Vivienne Phelan, Tom Mulhall, Aisling Moran.
Laois TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has backed first-time local election candidate in her tilt to win a seat on Laois County Council.
Aisling Moran is a candidate in the Portarlington Graiguecullen municipal district. She is hoping to win the seat vacated by her long-serving father Cllr John Moran who is retiring from politics.
Minister Flanagan spoke after canvassing with Ms Moran in her home territory of Killeen on the Laois Kildare border.
“Aisling Moran is no stranger to politics, she has been involved in campaigns for her dad John Moran for many many years. Her experience at national level in politics will keep her in good stead, involved as she is in research, polling trends and analysis; it gives her great insight into the working of politics. She is prioritising health, housing and education and I wish her a very good campaign,” said Minister Flanagan.
Fine Gael is running three candidates in a district where it holds two of six seats. Cllr Tom Mulhall is hoping to retain a seat while Vivienne Phelan is also a first-time candidate.