28 February 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

The Cathaoirleach of Monaghan County Council Seamus Coyle has been nominated to stand in the forthcoming election for the Seanad on the agricultural panel. The Dairy Executives’ Association of Ireland confirmed the selection of the Fianna Fáil representative in recent days.

He joins outgoing Monaghan Senator Robbie Gallagher (Labour panel) and Cavan Senator Diarmuid Wilson (Administrative panel) as candidates for the Seanad, along with the Cavan County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Shane P. O’Reilly (also Fianna Fáil). Cllr Coyle wrote last week to the general secretary of the Dairy Executives’ Association seeking a nomination.

He stated that he had “served as a member Monaghan County Council for the past sixteen years, having increased my personal vote in each election, having started out in 2004 with 951 number 1 votes, 1224 in 2009, 1541 in 2014 and 2,346 in 2019, the highest…

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