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Thurles hosts launch of Fine Gael’s Election candidates

Back left to right:  Liam Brereton, Mary Hanna-Hourigan, Michael Madden, Marie Murphy, Joe Leahy, Phyl Bugler, Eoghan Lawrence, Joe Burke, Maura Byrne, Ger Darcy, Tom Moylan.
Front Left to right: Noel Fitzgerald, Colm Taylor, Tom Berkery, Michael Murphy, Conor Delaney, Michael Cleary.
Missing from photo:  Joe Brennan,Louise McLoughlin, Johnny Fahey, Michael Fitzgerald, John Crosse, Liam Ahearn. (Photo courtesy G.Willoughby)

Back left to right: Liam Brereton, Mary Hanna-Hourigan, Michael Madden, Marie Murphy, Joe Leahy, Phyl Bugler, Eoghan Lawrence, Joe Burke, Maura Byrne, Ger Darcy, Tom Moylan. Front Left to right: Noel Fitzgerald, Colm Taylor, Tom Berkery, Michael Murphy, Conor Delaney, Michael Cleary. Missing from photo: Joe Brennan,Louise McLoughlin, Johnny Fahey, Michael Fitzgerald, John Crosse, Liam Ahearn. (Photo courtesy G.Willoughby)

With 23 candidates on the ballot paper for the forthcoming May local elections, Fine Gael is very confident that it has brought together the best possible team to represent Tipperary’s diverse communities.

With the creation of the newly integrated authority running alongside five municipal districts it is vital that a strong unified voice is heard in order that the council can achieve its stated objectives. And, Fine Gael, as a major partner in Government, is best placed in creating synergies with Tipperary County Council by having as many elected representatives on the council thereby creating a partnership that can only benefit Tipperary, in both the short and long term, according to the party.

The launch was held in conjunction with the Fine Gael Constituency AGM and was opened by Constituency Chairman Michael Harty. Michael outlined the enormous amount of work and co-operation carried out by local party officers in ensuring the seamless transition from having North and South Ridings to a single authority. Special thanks was given to Lucy McCormack, Constituency Secretary for the trojan work undertaken by her in the process.

Noel Conan, TD, addressed the local issues facing Tipperary such as infrastructure and unemployment and wished all of the candidates well in the forthcoming local elections.

Minister Tom Hayes spoke about national policy and the difficult decisions that have to be taken whether locally or nationally in safeguarding the new found stability and growth.

Simon Harris MEP candidate for Ireland South and representatives for both Sean Kelly and Deirdre Clune also addressed the meeting.

The night concluded with a sense of determination that no stone would be left unturned in the pursuit of representing the people of Tipperary.

 

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