Main parties begin to choose local election candidates in Roscommon

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have arranged two selection conventions in Roscommon for the local elections.

Fianna Fáil will choose its candidates for the Roscommon Municipal District in the Abbey Hotel in Roscommon town on Friday, December 14th.

Four people have been nominated – constituency representative Larry Brennan, sitting councillors Orla Leyden and Paschal Fitzmaurice and Oran native Marty McDermott.

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Fine Gael’s convention for the Athlone Municipal District will be held on Thursday in Taughmaconnell Community Centre.

Only two candidates are in the fray – Councillor John Naughten and ICSA’s Roscommon chairman, Ger Grehan.