Paddy Kilduff’s son to stand in local elections

Donal Kilduff, a son of outgoing Councillor Paddy Kilduff, is to stand in the local elections in the Athlone area in Roscommon.

Mr Kilduff, who will stand as an Independent, says he only made the decision in recent weeks after students’ recent call for more intervention on climate action.

Mr Kilduff, who is a building contractor, describes himself as politically central; his platform is pro-business but socially conscious.