FIANNA Fail has selected three candidates to contest next near’s local elections in the redrawn Limerick City North electoral area.
At a selection convention at the Absolute Hotel, Joe Crowley, Christy McInerney and Yvonne McMahon were selected to contest the election, which will take next June.
The new Limerick City North electoral area, will stretch from Coonagh and Moyross to Rhebogue and Corbally and will incorporate St Mary’s Park.
In May, it was announced the new enlarged electoral area, which will have a population of more than 28,000 people, will have six elected members in the new amalgamated local authority.
Joe Crowley has run for election to Limerick City Council on a number of occasions in the past and secured 490 first preference votes in 2009. Christy McInerney, who sought election in the Limerick East electoral area last time round secured 189 first preference votes while Yvonne McMahon is a first time candidate.
Fianna Fail, which only has one sitting councillor in Limerick city, is due to select its candidates for the city’s other electoral areas in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Fine Gael, Labour and Sinn Fein are also expected select their candidates for Local Elections 2014 before the end of October.