Well known Leitrim County Councillor, John McCartin, has announced that he will not be running in the upcoming local elections. The shock announcement by the North Leitrim Councillor, he says, has been motivated by the fact that he has responsibilities which he cannot prioritise ahead of politics. Cllr McCartin claims that due to family and work commitments, he would not be able to fully dedicate himself to being a public representative. He has also expressed a feeling that there continuously less credit being given to local authority members for the work they do.
Fine Gael will hold its local election selection convention for the Ballinamore LEA in the Commercial Hotel in Ballinamore on March 8th. Nominations are due to close on February 22nd.