Pro-life candidates elected nationwide

The local elections saw a breakthrough for Aontú, who, just four months after establishing the party, saw three councillors elected - including one poll-topper in Bailieborough - and another five or six candidates come close to taking a seat. Independent candidates elected included Máirín Mc Grath who received a very impressive vote in her first outing in Cahir, Lord Mayor Nial Ring in Dublin City Centre who defied the media in hosting Gianna Care earlier this year, and John Leahy of Renua who also topped the poll.  

Some of the successful candidates are listed below. 

Cavan, Bailieborough: Sarah O'Reilly, Aontú, 

Meath, Navan: Emer Tóibín, Aontú, 

Wexford, New Ross: Jim Codd, Aontú 

Offaly, Banagher: John Leahy: Renua

Clare, Shannon : PJ Ryan 

Cork City: Kieran McCarthy 

Cork Carrigaline: Ben Dalton O’Sullivan

Cork, Castletownroche: Frank Roche

Donegal: Tom Conaghan, John O’Donnell

Dublin City Council: Nial Ring  

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown: Deirdre Donnelly

South Dublin County Council: Ronan McMahon 

Galway (County): James Charity, Jim Cuddy IND 

Kerry: Johnny Healy-Rae, Dan McCarthy, Sam Locke, Jackie Healy-Rae Jr.

Kildare: Íde Cussen

Leitrim: Des Guckian 

Limerick: Emmett O'Brien

Longford: Mark Casey

Monaghan: Paudge Connolly, Seamus Treanor

Roscommon: Nigel Dineen

Tipperary: Richie Molloy, Máirín McGrath

Waterford: Seamus O’Donnell, Joe Kelly 

Wicklow: Gerry O’Neill, John Snell, Joe Behan


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