Fianna Fáil selects new team for Boyle Municipal District

Pictured at last Thursday’s Boyle Municipal District Fianna Fáil Convention, held in the Percy French Hotel in Strokestown, were Sean Moylan (Tulsk) and Aidan Sampey (Fairymount), who were ratified on the day as the Fianna Fáil candidates to run in the Boyle LEA in the upcoming local elections.

At the Fianna Fáil selection convention, held in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown on Thursday night last (March 7th), Sean Moylan from Tulsk and Aidan Sampey from Ballaghaderreen were chosen to represent the party in the upcoming elections in the Boyle Municipal District.

Mr Moylan is a first-time political candidate. The well-known Tulsk man is actively involved in a number of local clubs and organisations, and has been active in numerous fundraising events across the region in recent years. He has worked with An Post in Boyle for the past fourteen years and is currently a Delivery Manager based in Boyle town.

Mr Sampey works with Aurivo in Ballaghaderreen and is veteran campaigner for Fianna Fáil, having contested local elections’ previously. Hailing from the second biggest town in the MD, Mr Sampey is coming into the campaign with significant electoral experience under his belt.

The selection convention was attended by over eighty people and was chaired by Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy.

During the convention, both candidates emphasised their commitment to addressing local issues and pledged to campaign vigorously to maintain the party’s representation in the municipal district.

According to a press release issued by Senator Murphy, Aidan Sampey highlighted the need for greater government support for Ballaghaderreen, acknowledging the town’s population growth and promising to advocate for its development, while Sean Moylan spoke of his deep understanding of the issues facing North Roscommon, attributing this insight to his daily work in the area.

The meeting also acknowledged the contributions of outgoing councillors John Cummins and Joe Murphy, with tributes paid to both for their service. Comhairle Ceanntair Chairperson Vince Moran, Dáil Ceanntair Chairperson John Murphy, Director of Elections Patsy Feehily, and Councillor John Keogh all spoke, emphasising teamwork and the goal of securing two seats for the party.

Apologies for not attending from Deputy Barry Cowen, Senator Lisa Chambers and Senator Neil Blaney were noted, with former Minister for Mental Health and Disability John Moloney speaking on behalf of Deputy Cowen. The convention concluded with a moment of remembrance for deceased party members, led by Vince Moran.

Retiring councillors Joe Murphy and John Cummins both thanked the attendance for their support during their time in politics.