Local Elections – Are you interested in running?

The 2019 local elections are a key opportunity for us to grow our Party in our local communities across Ireland. We will be able to offer a new and positive vision of how local democracy can bring change to people’s lives. We will contest as many areas as possible with a broad and diverse range of candidates.

The National Executive has opened up the local election candidate selection process in a range of areas – see below.

If you’re interested in running in any of those areas, please let our national organiser, Cian O’Callaghan, know by 9am on Tuesday 10th July.

We’ll be opening more local election areas shortly – stay tuned!

If you think you’d be interested in running in your area and would like more information, give our national organiser Cian O’Callaghan a call or email.

Here are the :Local Election Areas where the selection process is currently underway:


  • Macroom
  • Cobh
  • Fermoy
  • Bantry
  • Clonakility/Skibereen
  • Bandon-Kinsale
  • Kanturk
  • Mallow
  • Middleton
  • Cork City South East


  • Rathfarnham Templeogue
  • Firhouse Bohernabreena
  • Tallaght South
  • Donaghmede
  • Clontarf
  • Balbriggan
  • Rush-Lusk
  • Ballymun-Finglas


  • Limerick City North
  • Limerick City East
  • Limerick City West


  • Shannon
  • Kilalloe
  • Ennis
  • Kilrush
  • Ennistimon


  • Oranmore-Athenry


  • Laytown-Bettystowm
  • Ashbourne


  • Wexford Town


You can see maps showing the boundaries of ocal electoral areas can be viewed here  and maps of the boundaries in Dublin, Cork City and Galway City are available here.

The local election candidate selection process will be opened up in a number of additional areas in July.  If you’ve any questions about the process or would like to discuss the possibility of becoming a candidate and what it involves Cian would be delighted to hear from you.

The Local Elections Candidate Selection Process is outlined here, and was approved by the National Council at their meeting on 23rd June.


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