THE popularity of Charleville man Ian Doyle was fully manifested in the capacity attendance that turned out for his election rally at the GAA Centre, Baker's Road, Charleville last week, which also had Fianna Fail Leader Miceal Martin and Sr. Celestine of the local Mercy Convent as keynote speakers.
Also present were the director of the forthcoming local election Michael Moynihan TD and Cllrs. Bart Donegan and Kevin O'Keeffe, area organiser Colm Leahy and David Browne local campaign director.
The meeting was opened by Sylvester Barrett, chairman of the Rathluirc Fianna Fail Cumann who welcomed the attendance and introduced Ian Doyle who thanked everybody for turning up in such large numbers.
In his address, Mr. Doyle outlined the path to his selection as a Fianna Fail candidate to run in the local election in the newly reconfigured constituency, which sees Charleville, Ballyhea and Newtownshandrum being changed from the Kanturk electoral area to the Fermoy electoral area
"This is the ideal opportunity for Charleville to have a voice in Cork County Council and I have the capacity to be that person," he said.
Sr Celestine and Miceal Martin also spoke at the meeting, which highlighted a series of priorities for the area.
Fianna Fail leader Miceal Martin said he was always greatly impressed with the initiatives of Dr O'Donnell for St Joseph's Foundation and with Sr. Celestine for projects in community care in Charleville.
Deputy Michael Moynihan also spoke and endorsed what previous speakers had said regarding Ian Doyle.