Sean Conlan selected for Fine Gael

28 January 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

POPULAR Ballybay town councillor and local solicitor, Sean Conlan, son of the late legendary Fine Gael deputy, John Francis Conlan, has been selected by Fine Gael to contest the forthcoming General Election in the five-seat Cavan/Monaghan Constituency.
The Ballybay man, whose late father served a record 49 years in public life, including the Oireachtas, is to join Senator Joe O”Reilly, Cavan, and a Monaghan County Council member, Heather Humphreys, along with a fourth Cavan-based runner, Cllr. Peter McVitty on the party ticket.
Senator O’Reilly and Cllr Humphreys were previously chosen as candidates at a party convention in Monaghan. However, yesterday (Wed) following a groundswell of support for a third or fourth candidate, to maximise the party vote, the Fine Gael leadership decided to include Cllr. Conlan and Cllr. McVitty as candidates.
Mr. Conlan said he was both privileged and delighted to get the endorsement of the Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, and the opportunity to give the people of his native Ballybay, and all Fine Gael supporters in the wider Cavan/Monaghan community, a real voice, with the other members of the Fine Gael team, in the formation of a new government.
Sean Conlan was elected to Ballybay Town Council in June 2009, and prior to that, was the Chairperson of the Ballybay branch of Fine Gael, and a former Chairperson of Young Fine Gael in University College Dublin. He is the current Secretary of Mid Monaghan Fine Gael, and is a member of Ballybay Economic Forum.
Sean attended national school in Ballybay and later went to Saint Macartans College, Monaghan, where he completed his Leaving Certificate. He attended University College Dublin where he graduated with an Honours Degree in Economics. He later studied at the Law Society of Ireland and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. He is a practicing solicitor and has a particular interest in Constitutional law and European law.
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