Sunday 18 February 2018

Nine new councillors take over city seats

Edel O'Connell

A RAFT of new faces have taken their place on Dublin City Council.

A total of nine seats on the local authority were filled last night, after newly-elected TDs vacated their local authority seats in line with dual mandate legislation.

Michael O'Sullivan from the Crumlin-Kimmage ward was co-opted to replace Labour TD Eric Byrne, while Drimnagh community activist Pat Dunne takes over from People Before Profit TD Joan Collins.

Ballyfermot community worker Sheila Howes replaces Michael Conaghan of Labour, while Sinn Fein TD Dessie Ellis was replaced by Anthony Connaghan from Finglas.

Labour's Kevin Humphreys was replaced by Jerry Ashe, Sean Kenny by father-of-two Brian McDowell from Donaghmede, and John Lyons by Stephen Wreynn, while Aodhan O'Riordan is replaced by 26-year-old barrister Jane Horgan Jones from Clontarf.

Ex-councillor Paddy McCartan (FG) has replaced Eoghan Murphy, having lost his council seat to the newly elected TD at the 2009 local elections.

Irish Independent

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