Cllr. Laurence Fallon has confirmed today that he will contest June’s local elections as an Independent candidate.
Confirming the news, Cllr. Fallon said: “I have been an Independent Councillor since 2011 when I made the decision to stand with the people of Roscommon over the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital and to resign from Fine Gael.
“Since then, I have continued to represent the area as an Independent Councillor and I will be contesting this year’s council elections as an Independent candidate once again.”
Cllr. Fallon resigned from Fine Gael in 2011 following the decision to close the A&E at Roscommon Hospital despite a commitment to keep the unit open.
“I am proud to represent the Athlone Electoral Area as an Independent Councillor and I have a proven track record of standing by the people of Roscommon and fighting for health services locally. If re-elected to Roscommon County Council I will continue to represent, and work for, the community as an Independent councillor,” stated Cllr. Fallon.
“I also remain committed to working to find a solution to the Lough Funshinagh situation. This is a campaign that I have been spearheading for the last five years and I intend to continue to work to find a solution.”