Tuesday 27 September 2016

Gallagher challenger among two running for Social Democrats

Published 25/09/2015 | 02:30

Socialist Democrats deputies Roisin Shorthall and Catherine Murphy with candidates Glenna Lynch and Cian O’Callaghan outside Leinster House in Dublin yesterday
Socialist Democrats deputies Roisin Shorthall and Catherine Murphy with candidates Glenna Lynch and Cian O’Callaghan outside Leinster House in Dublin yesterday

A former Labour councillor and a woman who hit the headlines after challenging presidential candidate Sean Gallagher during the presidential election campaign are to run for the Social Democrats in the election.

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Fingal councillor Cian O'Callaghan will contest Dublin Bay North, where there are already five sitting TDs, including two ministers.

And Glenna Lynch will run in Dublin Bay South, where her rivals will include Renua leader Lucinda Creighton.

Ms Lynch, an interior designer, had also been courted by Shane Ross's Independent Alliance.

"Most of us went out in 2011 and voted for change but in actual fact it's clear that change will never come from the old, worn-out parties," she said.

Mr O'Callaghan said he was probably in "the most competitive constituency in the country".

Irish Independent

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