Fianna Fáil Councillor Michael Sheehan is to contest the next General Election in Wexford following his selection to the party ticket.

He commented, “I feel a sense of pride and achievement to have been selected to contest the General Election for Fianna Fáil. I’m determined that I will leave no stone unturned in putting my case to the people of Wexford.

“I’ve been in politics for over 20 years and the people of the New Ross Area have continually put their faith in my candidacy returning me to the then New Ross Town and, Wexford County Council. It is a privilege to serve them. As the first Cathaoirleach of the Council from New Ross in a generation, my focus is to continue to lead and focus on the needs of our County. This will continue in the Dáil.

“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to contest the next General Election for Fianna Fáil. If elected, I will continue to work hard for Co. Wexford across a broad range of areas- Health, Housing Jobs and investment in our County— and continue projects I started like Pension Equality, Food-Banks and the Back to School kits. This nomination is an endorsement of the work over the last term and the success of the Local Elections.

“Wexford needs a new voice in the Dáil and I am conscious there is no TD from, and representing the south of County Wexford. This needs to change and I look forward to arguing for this and be a new type of Deputy to put the passion and energy of this County to work for the people. I look forward to the challenge ahead and meeting the people across the County.,” he concluded.