Seven councillors from South County Dublin seek Seanad positions

By Echo Reporter

SEVEN South Dublin county councillors are contesting the Seanad Éireann elections after being nominated by members of the Oireachtas, their own parties or an official external nominating body.

Sinn Féin’s Fintan Warfield and Fine Gael councillor Anne-Marie Dermody, who ran in the recent General Elections, are both running on the Culture and Education panel – which has five seats up for grabs.

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Rathfarnham Independent councillor Deirdre O’Donovan and Fine Gael councillor William Lavelle, who represents the Lucan area, have both been nominated to the Industrial and Commercial panel and will fight for votes to secure one of the nine seats available.

Sinn Féin Tallaght Central councillor Maire Devine has been nominated to the Labour panel, which has 11 seats.

The nominees have now embarked on a nationwide canvass of their county council peers in their bids to claim a seat in the 25th Seanad.

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