Council supports Gallagher Presidential nomination

After the ruckus of last month’s meeting the motion to support entrepreneur, Seán Gallagher’s bid for nomination in the upcoming presidential election raised barely a ripple at Monday’s Council meeting.

After the ruckus of last month’s meeting the motion to support entrepreneur, Seán Gallagher’s bid for nomination in the upcoming presidential election raised barely a ripple at Monday’s Council meeting.

Leitrim County Council is the fifth county council to back Mr Gallagher’s nomination and although the nomination will have to be ratified in September, this will be a mere formality.

Councillors heard presentations from three presidential nominee hopefuls at Monday’s meeting with Senator David Norris, Gallagher and Dermot Mulqueen - an artist who proposed constructing a new political capital on a green field site in Moate.

After a short return to council businesses Independent councillor Enda Stenson, renewed his motion from June’s meeting to give a ‘notice of intent’ for Leitrim County Council to support Mr Gallagher’s nomination.

His motion was seconded by fellow Independent councillor, Gerry Dolan and the whole matter was dealt with in a matter of minutes. No other motions were on the table for other candidates so the matter was passed without having to resort to a vote.

This effectively means that Leitrim County Council merely have to ratify their nomination come September to make it a formality.

In a statement issued following the meeting, Mr Gallagher expressed his delight at receiving the support of Leitrim County Council.

See this week’s Leitrim Observer for the full story.