Comiskey hints at possible Dáil bid

Fine Gael Senator Michael Comiskey has hinted at a possible Dáil bid in the new Leitrim/Sligo constituency.

Fine Gael Senator Michael Comiskey has hinted at a possible Dáil bid in the new Leitrim/Sligo constituency.

He welcomed the re unification of the county stating that “the division of one of the smallest counties, with one of the lowest populations did not make sense and created local confusion and misunderstanding, as many were unsure of who their Oireachtas representatives were, feeling dis-enfranchised as a result.”

“The fact that nearly 10% of all submissions made to the Constituency Commission were in relation to the division of Leitrim, demonstrates the strong desire by the people of Leitrim to be represented in the Oireachtas as a whole,” added Senator Comiskey.

“I believe that it will now be possible to achieve more for Co Leitrim, as the people of the County will now have access to a strong team of three Oireachtas representatives acting on their collective behalf.”

Senator Comiskey welcomed South Donegal and West Cavan into the Constituency and said he looked forward to “representing all of the people across the Constituency in Seanad Eireann and perhaps one day in Dáil Eireann.”

“My offices in Manorhamilton and Leinster House are available should anyone have a query or any matter that I might be able to assist with. In addition I hope to visit the newer parts of the constituency very shortly and get an opportunity to meet as many people as possible,” he told the Leitrim Observer.