Friday 20 September 2019

Presidential hopefuls Duffy and Freeman to address councillors

Gavin Duffy.
Gavin Duffy.
Senator Joan Freeman.

David Looby

Businessman Gavin Duffy and Senator Joan Freeman are among candidates who will address a special meeting of Wexford County Council in early September as the presidential hopefuls continue in their efforts to secure the four council nominations that will enable them to contest the forthcoming presidential election.

At last month's meeting, members of Wexford County Council heard an address by Kevin Sharkey who also seeks a presidency nomination. As legislation allows a local authority to make just one nomination, councillors deferred their vote on whether or not to support Mr Sharkey's nomination to facilitate the hearing of other candidates.

Wexford County Council has advised that the specially convened meeting, which has been scheduled for Monday, September 3, at 11 a.m., will be the final opportunity for those seeking a nomination to address the council. The council invites all interested persons who may be considering seeking a nomination to email council secretary Pat Collins ( as a matter of urgency so that their request for nomination (and associated hearing if requested) can be included on the agenda for the September 3 meeting.

Requests for a nomination or hearing must be received before Monday next at 12 noon.

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