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Another candidate added to crowded West Cavan constituency

Saturday, 16th January, 2016 1:09pm

Another candidate added to crowded West Cavan constituency

Fianna Fáil’s National Constituencies Committee has confirmed the addition of Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke to the ticket in the Sligo-Leitrim/ West Cavan/ South Donegal constituency for the forthcoming General Election.

The Carrigallen-native has served on Leitrim County Council for almost 12 years, and it his addition to the ticket makes 18, the total number of candidates running in newly formed four-county constituency.

Married to Rita, the father of three is said to be heavily involved in the local community, serving as Director of the Cornmill Theatre and Arts Centre and Secretary of Carrigallen Development Company Ltd.Cllr. O’Rourke joins fellow party members Senator Marc Mac Sharry and Cllr. Eamon Scanlon on the ballot paper.

Chairman of the National Constituencies Committee Michael Moynihan TD commented, “The Fianna Fáil ticket in Sligo-Leitrim has now been completed following the addition of Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke.  I believe we have an extremely strong team in place in the constituency ahead of the General Election.  Cllr. O’Rourke will work alongside Senator Mac Sharry and Cllr. Scanlon to maximise the vote in this highly competitive constituency and I anticipate a vigorous and energetic campaign across the four counties”.

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