Kildare councillors to consider presidential nominations for Gallagher, Duffy or Mulligan

And one councillor suggests that they nominate nobody

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Kildare councillors to consider presidential nominations for Gallagher, Duffy or Mulligan

Hopefuls, Duffy, Mulligan and Gallagher.

Kildare County Councillors have submitted motions to nominate three of the presidential hopefuls, although two of those referenced have already reached the required four councils.

And one councillor has even suggested that Kildare County Council support no candidate.

Colrs Morgan McCabe and Murty Aspell have nominated Gavin Duffy. Cllr Bernard Caldwell has nominated Sarah Louise Mulligan, and Cllr Carmel Kelly has nominated Sean Gallagher.

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Mr  Gallagher had already secured the nomination of four councils before he even spoke to Kildare County Council last Tuesday and Mr Duffy has secured four councils as of earlier today, while Ms Mulligan has secured no nominations from any councils thus far.

But perhaps the most intriguing of all the suggestions comes from Cllr Joanne Pender that “Kildare County Council do not make a nomination for the Presidential Election candidacy”.

A special meeting of the Council will be held at 12.30 on Monday, September 24 next to consider the motions received.

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