Sligo-Leitrim

This is also a new constituency, having previously been known as Sligo/North Leitrim. The old constituency was a three-seater – this is now a four seater. It also takes in part of South Donegal and West Cavan. The sitting TDs are John Perry (Fine Gael), Tony McLoughlin (Fine Gael) and Michael Colreavy (Sinn Fein). Michael Colreavy is not contesting the General Election.

 

    • Marie Casserly - IND

      Marie Casserly is a current member of Sligo County Council, elected for the first time in May 2014. The Streedagh native is involved in a number of local community based initiatives, including the North Sligo Playground Group, the Grange and Armada Development Association and Sligo Community Forum. She is also a career ...

    • Finbar Filan - RENUA

      [audio mp3="http://www.irishelection.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/MZ000037-1.mp3"][/audio] Finbarr Filan is a qualified Manufacturing Engineer who has worked in and managed in manufacturing, retail and construction. During this time he has worked for multinationals, Small and Medium Enterprises and as a sole trader and is intimately acquainted with the challenges in each unique environment. In 2003 Finbarr started ...

    • Bernard Sweeney - IND

      This is Bernard Sweeney’s first-time running as Dáil candidate. Mr Sweeney is a member of the Traveller community and is contesting the election on an anti-austerity platform as an Independent Socialist candidate. He was one of the first candidates to announce his intention to run in the upcoming election stating his ...

    • Nigel Gallagher - AAA PBP

      As a 28 year old from Maugherow Co. Sligo, I have seen the devastation inflicted by the economic crisis first hand. Many of my friends have been among the 200,000 16-25 year olds who had to leave Ireland to get a job. Those that stayed often had to survive on ...

    • Des Guckian - IND

      Des Guckian is an Independent Councillor for the Carrick on Shannon electoral area in Co. Leitrim. He was first elected to the Council in May 2014. He was unsuccessful in securing a seat on the council in 2009, polling just 281 votes. However he more than doubled his vote to 671 first ...

    • Martin Kenny - SF

      Martin Kenny lives in Aughavas Co Leitrim with his wife Helen and four children. He has been a member of Leitrim County Council for over 10 years and is a member of Sinn Féin’s Ard Chomhairle. He has a record of work in the community and in developing cross border and ...

    • Chris MacManus - SF

      Chris MacManus has been active in Republican politics for over 25 years, fifteen of those as an elected member of Sligo Borough Council. A former chairperson of Sligo Sinn Féin and member of the party’s National Executive, Chris has represented the Republican Movement throughout Ireland and abroad. Coming from a well-known ...

    • Marc MacSharry - FF

      A Chara, Our region has never been provided with the resources to perform to our potential. As we look to the future with an increasing focus on the East coast it will be much more difficult to secure resources for our area. To reach our potential we must fight our corner ...

    • Tony McLoughlin - FG

      My Name is Tony McLoughlin. · I am the local Fine Gael TD in this, the new Sligo – Leitrim Constituency, which as I am sure you are aware, now includes South Donegal and West Cavan within its boundary. · I am seeking your support at the next election in order to allow me ...

    • Leslie O'Hora - GP

      Leslie O’Hora is a father of three children with roots in Sligo, East Mayo, for decades. Living in Carrick on Shannon and a member of Good Energy Alliance Ireland, promoting energy Co Op and Solar. To date Leslie has worked with International, National and start up one man companies throughout Ireland ...

    • Susan O'Keeffe - LP

      Susan O’Keeffe was elected to Seanad Eireann in April 2011. Susan is Agriculture and Tourism spokesperson in the Seanad. She is a member of the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and the Joint Committee on Public Service Oversight and Petitions. She founded 5050 North West, part of the ...

    • John Perry - FG

      John Perry TD is formerly the Minister of State for Small Business. He represents the Sligo-North Leitrim constituency. John was first elected to the Dáil in 1997. He was Fine Gael Spokesperson on Science, Technology, Small Business & Enterprise and the Border Counties from 1997-2000. He was subsequently re-elected to ...

    • Gerry Reynolds - FG

      Gerry is from Ballinamore but now lives in Carrick on Shannon. He was previously a member of the Dail and Seanad from 1987 to 2002. Over the past 14 years I built a successful business, creating and maintaining jobs in our community. I learned a lot over those 14 years, and, ...

    • Eamon Scanlon - FF

      Native of Ballymote Co.Sligo. Married to Ann, they have six children. Opened local butchering business in 1975 and current owner of Eamon Scanlon Auctioneers. Eamon has vast experience in Agriculture given his business background and his term on the Oireachtas Agricultural Committee until 2011. He has also served as Chairman of ...

    • Eamonn Murray - IND

      I contested the last local elections in the Belturbet area of Cavan/Monaghan, which now with the redraw of boundaries puts west Cavan and south Donegal into Sligo / Leitrim, so it will be my first time canvassing in most of the constituency. Though having grown up in Glenfarne and spent ...

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