OFFALY County Councillor Peter Ormond and Laois’ Councillor Pauline Madigan have been added to the Fianna Fail general election ticket in Laois/. Offaly.
They join sitting TDs Barry Cowen and Sean Fleming who were selected at separate conventions held recently in the two counties.
Councillor Ormond, from Shinrone, is a Community Development Worker and was first elected to Offaly County Council in 1999.
He has been a very active member of the community ever since, holding positions with Shinrone GAA and Shinrone Tidy Towns Committee. He is the Chairperson of Shinrone Playground Committee, a Member of Moneygall Development Association and Ballyskenach Athletics Club.
Speaking following his addition to the ticket, Councillor Ormond said, “I am honoured that the party has placed its faith in me by adding me to the ticket for the next general election and I am excited about the campaign ahead which will hopefully result in my being elected to serve the people of Laois-Offaly.
“My record as a Councillor gives me a strong base to inject a new energy into national politics. I look forward to working with Deputy Barry Cowen and to ensuring that Offaly gets the investment it needs to see it maximise its potential”, concluded Councillor Ormond.
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