Fianna Fáil hope­fuls wait to find out elec­tion line up

Bray People - - Out And About At Christmas Time -

THE FIANNA FAIL candidates hop­ing for nom­i­na­tions to run for Wick­low Town Coun­cil and the East Wick­low County Coun­cil Elec­toral Con­stituency now look un­likely to find out who is on the party ticket un­til well af­ter the New Year.

The in­ter­view process has al­ready taken place at the Glen­view Ho­tel in Novem­ber and it was be­lieved that party head­quar­ters would make a deci- sion be­fore Christ­mas. How­ever, things still re­main up in the air.

The po­ten­tial candidates in the East Wick­low Elec­toral con­stituency are Cllr. Pat Casey, Gail Dunne, Mick O’Ha­gan, Jane Dig­nam and Luke Rickard. As Casey is al­ready a sit­ting county coun­cil­lor, it’s fairly cer­tain that he will be se­lected.

Hop­ing to fight it out for a place on the town coun­cil are Cllr. De­nis Tee­van, Gail Dunne, Lance O’Brien, Ken Lauder and Harry Re­burn.

Mean­while, Cllr. Bob Kearns has an­nounced that he will def­i­nitely run again at the next up­com­ing lo­cal elec­tions.

The in­de­pen­dent coun­cil­lor has sat on Wick­low Town Coun­cil for the past 23 years hav­ing won a seat at his first time of ask­ing.

At the last elec­tion he suc­cess­fully kept his town coun­cil seat but was un­suc­cess­ful with a bid for a place on Wick­low County Coun­cil.

While he read­ily ac­cepts ‘It doesn’t seem like 23 years’ Cllr. Kearns re­mains adamant that he in­tends to serve even longer if suc­cess­ful in the elec­tions, which it is be­lieved will take place in June of 2009.

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