Ballinasloe FF councillor announces Dáil bid in Roscommon

A Fianna Fáil Ballinasloe councillor has declared his intention to stand in the next general election in the Roscommon-Galway constituency.

Michael Connolly unsuccessfully contested the party’s selection convention in Galway East before last year’s general election.

However, the constituencies have since been redrawn and Roscommon-Galway has now expanded into more of east Galway.

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This has led Councillor Connolly his declare his intention to stand in that constituency, along with Deputy Eugene Murphy and south Roscommon councillor John Keogh.

The former cathaoirleach of Galway County Council and part-time farmer believes Fianna Fáil should adopt a two-candidate strategy in Roscommon-Galway in the next election.