James Byrne seek­ing coun­cil seat in 2019

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

FIANNA Fáil will hold their can­di­date se­lec­tion con­ven­tion for the Drogheda Ur­ban Lo­cal Elec­toral Area on Thurs­day night in Bar­low House.

The Na­tional Con­stituen­cies Com­mit­tee has di­rected that two can­di­dates be se­lected at the con­ven­tion to con­test the lo­cal elec­tions for Louth County Coun­cil next May.

An­thony Moore and James Byrne, son of Coun­cil­lor Tommy Byrne and brother of Meath East T.D. Thomas Byrne, are the names go­ing for­ward.

Byrne is a teacher in the Sa­cred Heart Se­condary School, work­ing in the heart of the com­mu­nity for the past 15 years, hav­ing ini­tially qual­i­fied as a char­tered ac­coun­tant with EY Ire­land. He is look­ing to build on the 30 years of po­lit­i­cal ser­vice his fa­ther Tommy has given in lo­cal pol­i­tics.

Byrne, for­mer Chair­per­son of the South Louth/East Meath FF Comhairle Cean­ntar, said: ‘I look for­ward to knock­ing on ev­ery door and en­gag­ing with the elec­torate in the weeks and months ahead. I’m ready for the chal­lenge and be­lieve I have the lead­er­ship qual­i­ties to drive Drogheda for­ward.

‘I am mo­ti­vated by the need to ad­dress the many is­sues af­fect­ing the town and will work con­struc­tively with oth­ers to this end. I am not in­ter­ested in cheap po­lit­i­cal point scor­ing, only to serve the best in­ter­ests of the peo­ple of Drogheda”.

James Byrne

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