The long drawn out saga of "will she ,won't she" be contesting the upcoming General Election for Fianna Fail has finally been answered with the announcement this afternoon that Fiona O'Loughlin has been added to the ticket with sitting deputy Sean O'Fearghail. Ms. O'Loughlin is thrilled confirm that she will stand for Fianna Fáil in Kildare South in the
forthcoming Dáil election alongside Seán Ó Fearghaíl, TD. She relishes the challenge ahead and is totally motivated to put in the strongest campaign possible for the people of Kildare South and thanks all of those who have supported and contacted her throughout.
"From the core, I am a Kildare woman, and I have a huge pride and passion for our county, its people, both the business, voluntary and sporting communities which form the DNA of Co Kildare Kildare people need stronger representation at Leinster House,The Government is not popular right now – and for fair reasons. Having taken strong corrective economic action, our leaders lack the vision of what a society should be. My vision is for a society where people live in a safe and secure home in an empowered community with emphasis on business, education and positive health. It is wrong that working people are still worrying if they will have enough money to pay their bills from week to week”. As Mayor, I saw first hand the incredible and unpaid efforts of communities right across the county to make sure that as we emerge from austerity, our communities are built back better than before. But Kildare needs a strong voice on the national stage. I will be that voice, unbowed by baggage and strengthened by resolve. The general election will be a tough and gruelling campaign. But I’m ready, energised and able and can think of no greater honour than wearing the Lilywhite jersey in Leinster House!"
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