The FF South Kildare candidates with Anne Rabbitte, Fiona O'Loughlin, Dara Calleary and Wilfie Cronin
The official launch of the Fianna Fáil for Kildare South election campaign took place in Hotel Keadeen last night.
Voting for the Kildare County Council local elections takes place next month on Friday May 24 and last night saw all nine candidates from each of the three local election areas, Athy, Kildare and Newbridge formally declare their intention to run.
Dep Fiona O’Loughlin was also in attendance on the night as was Dara Calleary, deputy leader of Fianna Fáil and national director of local elections and Anne Rabbitte, TD for Galway East who will this year contest the European Parliament elections for the Midlands – North- West.
Each of the nine candidates were given the floor to deliver a two minute pitch after which Deputies O'Loughlin, Rabbitte and Calleary spoke of the calibre of this year's candidates and their hopes to deliver on quality representation at local government level for the people of South Kildare.
Anne Rabbitte, Noel Heavey, Cllr Murty Aspell, Cllr Rob Power (Front) Dep Fiona O'Loughlin, Dara Calleary and Antoinette Buckley
Anne Rabbitte, Cllr Suzanne Doyle, Dara Calleary, Dep Fiona O'Loughlin and Anne Connolly
Emmett Kane, Dara Calleary, Dep Fiona O'Loughlin and Anne Rabbitte. Vera Louise Behan, candidate for the Athy Local Election area is also running.