Clare County Board Chairman Michael McDonagh has called on Fianna Fáil to call an “immediate” selection convention to give the party the “best possible chance” of securing two seats in the next General Election.
The Miltown Malbay man, who is also a retired member of An Garda Síochána and a former immigration officer at Shannon Airport, this week announced his intention to run for Fianna Fáil in the next election.
Mr. McDonagh said the prospect of a snap election being called is a “very real one” and that the party needsto be prepared for such an eventuality.
He also says the party has a “real opportunity” to secure two seats at the upcoming election and that it is “imperative that Fianna Fáil has a strong candidate running in North and West Clare, which have been starved of representation for a number of years.”
Clare has one sitting Fianna Fail TD in Timmy Dooley who was the Party’s Director of Elections for last year’s European Elections.
The next Irish general election must take place no later than 3 April 2016.