Gerry McInerney, Radharc Darach, Nenagh, a 49-year-old business man who traded at the Ferry service station Lorrha, for over three years and at Spar, Pearse Street, for four years is to run as an Independent.
Mr McInerney is a former Fianna Fail member and quit the party in 2007.
Launching his campaign, he said FF had brought the country to the brink of bankruptcy and described the party as a “group of cosy cartels”.
Mr McInerney is adament that he is running as an Independent and is not connected to the Lowry Team.
He is critical of the Government for its policies on health, youth and tax reform, accusing ministers and junior ministers of “looking after themselves ahead of people who are fighting hard day to day to survive”.
He is involved with St Vincent de Paul and and says he is fully aware of the hardship that people are experiencing due to the policies of the Labour / Fine Gail Government.
“The rich gets richer and the poor gets poor. Ministers and Junior Ministers looking after themselves ahead of people who are fighting hard day to day to survive due to government policies,” he said.
Mr McInerney said he was positive by the reception he received over Christmas and that the appetite for a fresh Independent candidate was appealing to young and old throughout the county,
A native of Borrisoleigh, he says Nenagh needs someone who will listen to people and respond with honesty and work hard to deliver on employment for young people.