Sinn Féin has announced that a second candidate has been selected to run for the Ardee electoral area in the local government elections to be held in May this year.
The selection was held in Dunleer where Clogherhead man Tom Cunningham was put forward as running mate to long standing councillor Pearse McGeough.
Tom was a member of RNLI for about 20 years and is now involved in coaching young people in football for the Dreadnots GFC having been a former player himself. His uncle and grandfather, both called Pat Carr, were past mayors of Drogheda so there is an established political tradition in Tom’s family.
Each year, he helps organise with Councillor Imelda Munster, the beach clean-up at The Little Strand Beach with the Clogherhead Scouts and Beavers.
He has a deep concern for the environment.
“I want to thank everyone who has come out tonight for this selection,” Mr Cunningham said.
“I look forward to adding my voice to that of Pearse McGeough.”
Cllr McGeough is the party’s outgoing councilor in Ardee and mid-Louth.