Fianna Fáil scores with former GAA boss on Laois local election ticket

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Laois Fianna Fáil

Former GAA President Liam O’Neill

Fianna Fáil has confirmed its local election ticket in Laois following two conventions on Thursday night.

In Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick Cllr Seamus McDonald, Cllr Paddy Bracken, Declan Goode and former GAA president Liam O’Neill were selected with Sean Mortimer missing out on a seat.

In the Graiguecullen-Portarlington municipal district Cllr Padraig Fleming, Cllr Paschal McEvoy and Deirdre O’Connell-Hopkins were chosen unopposed in this area.

In Portlaoise, the chosen candidates are Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald, Cllr John Joe Fennelly, Donal Kelly and Cllr Pauline Madigan who was added to the Portlaoise ticket by Fianna Fáil headquarters.