Fianna Fáil has welcomed two new Councillors to the Party, both of whom sit on South Dublin County Council.

Cllr. Jonathan Graham joined Fianna Fáil today after resigning from Sinn Féin last year, while Cllr. Deirdre O’Donovan, a former independent Cllr. became a member of the party a number of weeks ago.

Cllr. Graham said, “I am delighted to join the Fianna Fáil organisation.  I have a proud record in representing people in my local community over the past five years and look forward to continuing that work under the Fianna Fáil banner.  There are a range of issues affecting people living in north Clondalkin, South Lucan and Palmerstown and I will work alongside my Fianna Fáil colleagues on South Dublin County Council to deliver on key issues such as housing and crime prevention”.

Cllr. O’Donovan added, “I’m honoured to contest the local elections in the Firhouse-Bohernabreena LEA for Fianna Fáil.  We have an extremely strong ticket and I have been delighted by the reception that me and my colleagues have been receiving on the door.  I am a proud Knocklyon native, and have been working in the locality as a Councillor and community activist for many years.  I’m looking forward to continuing that work as a Fianna Fáil representative and securing a seat for the Party in May”.

Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin commented, “I am very pleased to welcome Jonathan and Deirdre to the Party. They will add significantly to our team on South Dublin County Council.

“Their decision to join the party provides a great boost to members both locally and nationally, and is a clear indication of the widespread appeal of the Fianna Fáil offering.

“The party is seeking to increase the gains we made in the last local elections in 2014 and I wish all of the candidates in Dublin and around the country every success in aiming to ensure that we build on our current representation and solidify our position as the largest party in local government”.