The last chairman of Dundalk Town Council Cllr Eamonn O’Boyle, will stand in the local elections as an independent candidate.
Cllr O’Boyle was first elected in 2004 as a Fine Gael councillor for Dundalk West. He failed to get a aprty nomination and will now run in two municipal areas: Dundalk-Carlingford and Dundalk South for the new Louth County Council elections on 23 May.
The new council will replace the current county council, Dundalk Town Council, Ardee Town Council, and Drogheda Borough Council. It will have 29 seats representing four municipal areas: Dundalk-Carlingford (6 seats), Dundalk-south (7 seats), Mid-Louth (6 seats) Drogheda borough (10 seats).
Cllr O’Boyle will campaign for inward investment for local businesses, job creation initiatives, greater access to education, the up-grading of services at Louth County Hospital, more gardai, to combat crime and anti-social behaviour and for the roll-out of better services for the elderly, the disabled, the homeless and the unemployed.
He is also strongly committed to supporting local community organisations and campaigning for safer roads, rural transport, up-grading of footpaths, walkways and cycle lanes, public lighting and all possible improvements in the provision of local public services.