Wednesday 21 March 2018

Limerick electoral area: Fianna Fail regains foothold

Kathryn Hayes

Fianna Fail has finally regained a foothold in Limerick city following its near wipe out in the last local election.

Fine Gael which held the balance of power in the city and county for the past four years, experienced some high profile losses with former Mayors Diarmuid Scully, Denis McCarthy and Jim Long failing to secure a seat on the new local authority.

Labour Councillor Tom Shortt also failed to retain his seat but newcomer Frankie Daly was successful for the party.

Sinn Fein experienced unprecedented success, securing its first public representatives in County Limerick in almost a century.

Independent Cllrs Brigid Teefy and John Gilligan will be joined on the new authority by Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Cian Prendiville.

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