NO CHANGE IN BALLYBAY CLONES… AS HUGHIE MCELVANEY RETURNS TO COUNCIL

31 May 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Monaghan’s longest serving and often controversial public representative Hughie McElvaney was lifted high by his supporters as they celebrated his victory at the local elections count centre in Threemilehouse on Sunday. The Corcaghan businessman has just completed 45 years’ service on Monaghan County Council.

As his election posters stated, he hopes his latest success will result in fifty years working with and serving the community. With six candidates chasing five seats (reduced by one because of Boundary Committee changes), one candidate had to lose out. In the end, that turned out to be Rosie Smyth O’Harte from Ballybay, representing Sinn Féin. Without her agreement to put her name forward, there would not have been an election. She received over 800 …

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