Larry Brennan to contest Fianna Fáil convention

Local publican and long-term party activist, Larry Brennan, has confirmed that he will be contesting the upcoming Fianna Fáil convention, which is expected to be held in the coming weeks.

Sitting Fianna Fáil councillors Paschal Fitzmaurice and Marty McDermott will also go before the convention. The closing date for nominations is 5 pm this afternoon (Thursday).

Mr Brennan most recently contested the 2014 local elections in the Roscommon Municipal District, narrowly missing out on a seat despite claiming over 9 per cent of first preference votes.

Speaking to the Roscommon People on Wednesday, Mr Brennan, who is the current Chairperson of the local Town Team, paid tribute to outgoing councillor Orla Leyden, who this week announced that she will not contest the 2024 election.

“I can confirm that I have been nominated to contest the Fianna Fáil convention and intend to contest the local elections next year,” he said.

“I would just like to wish Orla Leyden every success for whatever comes next in her career. She has been an excellent public representative and I have no doubt that she still has a lot to offer as a public representative in the future.

“I have worked with her on a number of different committees and local groups and she was always a pleasure to work with and always on top of her brief”.