The Louth Green Party has selected sitting councillors Marianne Butler and Mark Dearey as their candidates for next year’s local elections.
Cllr Dearey and Cllr Butler are well established and experienced local representatives.
Now living in Corrakit near Omeath and with a business in Dundalk, Mark Dearey is well placed to serve the needs of the Dundalk Carlingford electoral area. He is a former county councillor, member of Seanad Eireann, and is currently serving on Dundalk Town Council. He has a long track record of support for environmental protection and sustainable economic development and is an active participant in the debate on future energy supplies.
“As a businessman, I understand the impact that local government can have on our ability to invest and create jobs,” Cllr Dearey told the convention. “As well as employing ten people in my business, I have worked hard to promote a sustainable pro-enterprise approach by the Town Council and see the role of the new county council as critical in the area renewing the local economies of our towns and villages in North Louth.
In her address to the convention Cllr Butler said: ”Throughout Dundalk South, from Blackrock to Knockbridge there are pockets of profound social and economic disadvantage. It is essential that our local representatives fight to protect the quality of our educational facilities if Dundalk is to have a long-term economic future”.