Party’s Election Strategy Damaged Chances In Local Election – Slattery

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Outgoing Fine Gael Councillor Bill Slattery has said his party’s election strategy scuppered his chances in the local elections.

The Lahinch man was the only sitting councillor not to retain his seat in this weekend’s local elections, and was pipped in the Ennistymon area by party colleague Joe Garrihy.

Today, Bill Slattery has told Clare FM’s Morning Focus that he urged his party not to put forward a second candidate in his locality.


He added that he feels hard-done by:

Ennistymon Fine Gael Senator Martin Conway gave his support to new candidate Joe Garrihy.

Speaking to Clare FM during the election count on Saturday, he explained his decision.