Harding and Mc­Kee get FF spots

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

FIANNA Fáil Coun­cil­lors Stephen Mc­Kee and Wayne Harding have been se­lected by Fianna Fáil to con­test the next lo­cal elec­tions on be­half of the Party in East Meath fol­low­ing a Con­ven­tion held in Slane.

Four can­di­dates put their names for­ward to Con­ven­tion with Mc­Kee and Harding com­ing out on top in the votes on the night.

Cllr Stephen Mc­Kee stated: ‘I am proud to have been cho­sen by mem­bers of the Party to con­test the next lo­cal elec­tions on their be­half. I look for­ward to the cam­paign and to con­tin­u­ing to rep­re­sent and serve the peo­ple of South Drogheda and East Meath to the best of my abil­ity.’

Cllr Harding, mean­while, has wel­comed a fur­ther €1 mil­lion fund­ing an­nounced by Trans­port In­fra­struc­ture Ire­land in their cap­i­tal spend for 2019 for the Slane By­pass.

“This is very good news for Slane. Ev­ery child that en­ters Slane Na­tional school ev­ery­day must share the N2 with heavy traf­fic of all types. It is be­com­ing in­tol­er­a­ble and sim­ply not fair on the vil­lages res­i­dents. A route will be an­nounced early in the new year which is good news as the N2 in its en­tirety is be­com­ing un­fit for pur­pose. It is to­tally un­ac­cept­able that a na­tional pri­mary route should travel through Slane vil­lage over a 600 year old bridge with a one way sys­tem,’ he said.

The FF con­ven­tion for East Meath saw Cllrs Harding and Mc­Kee nom­i­nated.

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