Longstanding Carrick councillor looks set to bow out

Former Leitrim County Council cathaoirleach Sinead Guckian looks set not to contest the local elections next year.

The Drumsna woman has been a councillor since 1999 and is the current chairman of the Leitrim joint policing committee.

Last Friday was Fianna Fáil’s deadline to receive nominations to contest the Carrick-on-Shannon selection convention for next May’s elections.

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The only nominees going forward are Councillor Seán McGowan and Leitrim village’s Paddy Farrell.

Carrick businessman Fintan Cox failed to secure a nomination and is considering standing as an Independent.

Fintan Cox runs two pharmacies in Carrick-on-Shannon
Fintan Cox runs two pharmacies in Carrick-on-Shannon