Liam Reilly was selected to replace his father Tommy on Louth County Council for the Ardee electoral area and in the 2009 locaql elections he held his seat with 1,231 first preferences.
Liam has set out to represent the people of mid-Louth and bring their needs to the relevant authorities and built on the foundations laid down by his father.
“I am proud,” said Liam, “to work with the Republican Party that has shaped the fabric of Irish society since the foundation of the state.
“Since a very young age I have subscribed to the policies of the Fianna Fáil Party and I now want pledge my time and energies to the service of the people of Louth in Dail Eireann.
“That is why I am seeking the Fianna Fail nomination.
“It is a difficult time for the party, for everybody in this country.
“But it is a time for cool heads and a deepening commitment to listening to the people whom we serve.
“I am prepared to make the commitment to the people of Louth.
“I feel I can bring to the post of Dail deputy a passion to explore what is best for us as individuals and as a community and a commitment to working hard to ensure what is best is delivered.
“I intend to make availability the hallmark of my time, just as I have done as a Louth County Councillor.
Liam is also Dundalk area council president of St Vincent de Paul.
“The Society has faced enormous pressure this year due to rising unemployment.
“The cost of ESB and gas bills has put further pressure on people and on the society’s resources.
“This is something that I would be fighting to change.
“The financial crisis as hit some families like a tsunami and the rising debt that is left in its wake is staggering.
“Loan sharks are circulating on preying on the vulnerable people.
“This has to be stopped,” he said.