Ocean FM Independents declare by-election intentions
I see both Cllr Thomas Pringle and Tom Conaghan have announced their intention to stand in the upcoming bye-election. Pringle is a very popular Councillor who should poll well. He will pick up a strong local vote in the Donegal Electoral Area, especially between Dunkineely and Glencolmcille. Conaghan will do well in his own area around Donegal Town but he wont be strong enough to make an impact. He will also pick up stray Fianna Fail votes as the average thicko will think by voting for a soft Fianna Fail Independant they are voting for change!!! I hear he is giving out about Donegal being forgotten about. I hear this alot from FFers in Donegal. One question for them is why did they not do something about it within their own party? Why didn't they make noise about this when their was a boom and Donegal was still lagging behind.
With these candidates declaring their interests and Sinn Fein, Labour and Fine Gael holding their conventions soon the government will be pressurised into declaring the date.