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Labour aims to take two seats

THE Labour Party has decided to run two candidates in Waterford for the first time in 42 years despite the imminent retirement of one of its most experienced TDs.

It has opted to run a candidate at opposite ends of the county in the wake of the decision by Brian O'Shea to stand down from the Dail.

The party was last night expected to ratify the candidacies of two local councillors -- Dungarvan-based Ciara Conway and Seamus Ryan of Waterford City Council.

Optimistic noises from within Labour earlier this year suggested the party could win two seats.

Irish Independent