Cavan Fianna Fáil Councillor, John Paul Feeley speaking ahead of the

Meeting of Cavan County Council on Monday next (12th September) at which a motion

nominating Sean Gallagher to contest the Presidential Election will be

considered has called on members to support Cavan native, Sean


‘Sean Gallagher is a native of Ballyhaise and has retained strong

connections with County Cavan and the region. He has been considered

suitable by other counties and I hope the generous spirit of our

county is reflected by my colleagues in the Council Chamber and we too

join in giving Sean Gallagher a nomination to contest the election for

the Office of the President,’ stated Councillor Feeley

John Paul Feeley and Councillor Danny Brady previously put a motion

before the Council to give an indication of support for Mr. Gallagher

and to arrange to convene of a special meeting to consider a formal

motion on the signing of the Presidential Election Order by the

Minister for the Environment. That motion was supported by the Fianna

Fáil Members and the Sinn Fein Members.

‘We had a very robust discussion at the July meeting and afterwards. I

think it is in the best interest of the County Council if we put that

behind us. I hope that this Motion will be considered in the light of

the decision of the Fine Gael members in Mayo, Sligo and Meath to

abstain thus allowing those Councils to nominate Sean Gallagher and

Mary Davis respectively. I believe most members will be generous

enough to allow us proceed to nominate Sean Gallaher, stated Feeley.

Concluding, Councillor Feeley stated that Sean Gallagher is one of our

own, we should support him. It is up to individuals and parties after

that to campaign and vote in the elections at they see fit.

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