Less than 24 hours after Noeleen Moran was selected as Sinn Féin’s General Election candidate in County Clare, Inagh woman Roisin Garvey has been named as the Green Party’s candidate in the Clare constituency.
Garvey’s entry to the race brings to four the number of confirmed female candidates in the race to secure one of Clare’s four Dáil seats.
The other two candidates, Rita McInerney from Doonbeg and Claire Colleran-Molloy from Quin, will both be seeking the Fianna Fáil nomination to contest the election at the Party’s convention in May.
Among those who have expressed their intention to run in next April’s Election is Martin Conway, Pat Breen, Tony Mulcahy and Joe Carey (Fine Gael), Michael McDonagh, Timmy Dooley and John Hillery (Fianna Fail) and Michael McNamara (Labour).
Speaking to The Clare Herald, Roisin said she was asked by Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan to stand for the party in Clare.
“It’s time for a different type of candidate as the Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael systems of old are clearly not working as we can see here in Clare,” said Ms. Gravey.
“People are looking for a strong voice they can trust. It’s time for a new type of politics. The Green Party’s only term in Government was a steep learning curve for the entire party. However, the party is now resurgent with candidates in 26 of the 40 constituencies already in place.”
“The Green Party is refreshingly honest in its approach to politics and has a strong social conscience. The Greens are not a single issue party but instead are also focused on delivering a good health system, an improved education system and recognising the farming sector and small and medium enterprise sector as the backbone of rural communities,” she added.