Cllr James Heffernan elected to the Seanad

LIMERICK will have at least one representative in the 24th Seanad following the election of Cllr James Heffernan.

LIMERICK will have at least one representative in the 24th Seanad following the election of Cllr James Heffernan.

Cllr Heffernan, who unsuccessfully contested February’s General Election, topped the poll in the Agricultural panel.

Speaking following his election, the Labour councillor said he was thrilled. “I’m delighted. I got the news last night, after nine o’clock. Lucky enough I was elected on the first count. Labour had the numbers really, but saying that trekking around the country and the effort we put into the canvass really paid off for us,” he told the Limerick Leader.

The counting of votes is continuing following the Seanad elections and Limerick’s remaining Seandad hopefuls will learn their fate later this week.

Cllr Heffernan has confirmed that the Labour Party will hold convention in the coming weeks to select his replacement on Limerick County Council.