At CDC meeting in Castlebar on 30th.March just past, FF decided to accept Bev Cooper Flynn back as a FF candidate at next GE. She has expressed a willingness to run again in the new four seater Mayo constituency. FF have one TD ( Calleary) in Mayo and could be in with a fighting chance of gaining a second. There is some doubts about Michael Ring running again, and John O Mahoney has lost most of his area and may stand in Galway West which has received a lot of South Mayo. Calleary is in the north of the county, and Bev would be in the middle/south of it. Even though Lisa Chambers did ok last time out, it is felt she may not be strong enough to take a seat.
Views were expressed at the meeting that Bev has expunged her blotting her copybook over the RTE libel action affair. And it was also felt at the meeting that Mayo owes a lot to the Flynns, as Pee Flynn did a lot for it when he was a minister. It is time to move on and not dwell on the past forever it was felt.