Gogarty declares as local candidate
Q FORMER Green Party TD Paul Gogarty has declared as a candidate in the upcoming local elections.
Mr Gogarty is to contest the Lucan ward in Dublin, and faces the prospect of sharing a council chamber with Olympic medallist Kenneth Egan.
He is the latest former government figure to attempt a political comeback, three years after losing his seat as part of the Green Party's general election wipeout.
However, Mr Gogarty has opted to run as an independent candidate and expressed disillusionment with his former party.
"I do have name recognition and people know who I am but that shouldn't be used to presume you will get elected," he said.