Cllr Suzanne Doyle and Anne Connolly to run for Fianna Fail in Kildare Municipal District

Local elections in May

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


Cllr Suzanne Doyle and Anne Connolly to run for Fianna Fail in Kildare Municipal District

Cllr Suzanne Doyle and Anne Connolly

Fianna Fail has selected Cllr Suzanne Doyle and Anne Connolly to run for the party in the Kildare Municipal District in the local elections in May.

Kildare town’s Cllr Doyle was co-opted to Kildare County Council in 2003 to replace Seán Ó Fearghaíl. She successfully held her seat in the 2004, 2009 and 2014 local elections.

“I am delighted to have been selected with Anne Connolly, to contest the upcoming local elections in May. Elections are a bit like marathon training, require lots of stamina and determination but well worth the effort, this intense engagement with the public and opposition really helps to give perspective and tests positions,” she said.

“May’s election will see Newbridge and Kildare separated into different electoral districts, I think this is a positive change, it will help to give emphasis to towns such as Kildare, Monasterevin and Rathangan working together with the villages of Kildangan, Curragh and Suncroft.”

Cllr Doyle said challenges exist in Kildare due to our proximity to Dublin such as time poverty and quality of life which can be addressed by targeting employment opportunities and also affording alternates for commuters through work hubs, such as the recent MERITS development.

Anne Connolly is originally from Suncroft but has been living in Rathangan for many years. She is married to Larry and they have two children.

“I got the call last week and I was delighted and honoured to have been selected to run for the Kildare District,” said Ms Connolly.

Anne is chairperson of the board of management of Bunscoil Bhríde in Rathangan, chairperson of Rathangan Daycare Centre Parish Welfare Association, chairperson of the Fianna Fail cumman, treasurer of the Kildare County Comhairle Dail, and a member of Rathangan Ladies GAA. She also represents the club at the Kildare Ladies GAA meetings.