Cookies on Dublin People website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. We also use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Dublin People website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time by amending your browser settings.
How does Dublin People use cookies?
Cookies enable us to identify your device, or you when you have logged in. We use cookies that are strictly necessary to enable you to move around the site or to provide certain basic features. We use cookies to enhance the functionality of the website by storing your preferences, for example. We also use cookies to help us to improve the performance of our website to provide you with a better user experience.
We dont sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except where required by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies).
Hide Message
  • Northside East

Ryan selected for Dublin Fingal 

Sunday, 4th March, 2018 2:00pm
Ryan selected for Dublin Fingal 

Brendan Ryan TD (right) signing the Labour Party pledge in the company of Senator Ged Nash (centre) and Labour Party General Secretary Brian McDowell.

Ryan selected for Dublin Fingal 

Brendan Ryan TD (right) signing the Labour Party pledge in the company of Senator Ged Nash (centre) and Labour Party General Secretary Brian McDowell.

THE next general election may be a while off but that hasn’t stopped the Labour Party from selecting its candidate for the Dublin Fingal constituency. 

Brendan Ryan, the sitting TD, who retained his seat during the difficult 2016 General Election for the party, was selected at a meeting of the Dublin Fingal constituency in Murray's of Lusk. 

Deputy Ryan said: “I’m honoured and selected to contest the general election for the Labour Party.

“We don't know when the next election is going to be but we are always election ready in Dublin Fingal. 

“We have never stopped knocking on doors and speaking with our constituents. That is why I believe, I remain as busy as ever and look forward to continuing that work and campaigning whenever the election is called."

Cllr Duncan Smith, who represents the Swords Local Electoral Area (LEA), proposed Deputy Ryan.

Cllr Smith was Deputy Ryan’s Director of Elections in both 2011 and 2016.
“Brendan has been a wonderful leader of our constituency over the past 10 years,” Cllr Smith said. 

“His dedication to the people of Fingal is a wonderful example to councillors such as myself and Brian McDonagh.

Cllr Brian McDonagh (Lab), who represents the Howth-Malahide Local Electoral Area (LEA), seconded the nomination of Deputy Ryan.

"Ever since I got elected in 2014 I've worked closely with Brendan Ryan,” said Cllr McDonagh. 

“It was at a time when Portmarnock came back into the Dublin Fingal constituency and our teamwork in setting up a weekly advice clinic and working closely together on issues such as schools and Dublin Airport's second runway has made my job as a councillor a lot easier.” 

Cllr McDonagh added: “We are looking forward to the campaign.”

Deputy Ryan has been a full-time representative in Fingal since 2007. 

Read the digital editions of the Dublin People Northside East, Northside West & Southside here