Chair of Athy Town Council, Cllr. Richard Daly last night announced his intention to seek a Fine Gael nomination for election to the 30th Dáil.
Speaking at a meeting of the Kildare South Constituency Executive he said the following: "Fianna Fáil have had the advantage of an extra seat in Kildare since the last election but they have not progressed the agenda for which they sought that mandate. Health, education, infrastructure and public safety are all areas which have been neglected despite a phenomenal tax take. If they can't live up to their promises in times of plenty, what hope for the county and the country as resources begin to decline? I have had enough of the neglect and lack of social conscience of this government and will fight to remove their wasted majority in South Kildare"
I'm delighted that Richard has deicded to put his name forward. He has been doing Trojan work in the Athy area since his election in last year's locals, and he will make a great general election candidate.