Fianna Fáil has today added Cork Mayor Christopher O’Sullivan to the General Election ticket in Cork South West.

The decision was made following a meeting of the Party’s National Constituencies Committee.

Councillor O’Sullivan topped the poll in the local elections last May and subsequently became Mayor of Cork County Council.

Commenting on his addition, Cllr O’Sullivan said, “I am delighted to have been added to the ticket to contest the next General Election in Cork South West. We have an extremely strong ticket, and I am looking forward to working with Deputy Margaret Murphy O’Mahony to return two seats in Cork South West.

“Born and reared in Clonakilty I have a real grá for West Cork and I would love to see this part of Cork reach its full potential.

“Having spent three years as Chair of the Chamber of Commerce in Clonakilty I understand the many challenges facing small business owners in the area. I share their concerns and that is why I have continuously sought to promote small businesses and the need to shop local.

“I am excited about the campaign ahead and believe a change in Government is needed to deal with the various crisis in health and housing. We also need a Government who will tackle the climate action head on.

“My record as a Councillor gives me a strong base to inject a new energy into national politics and I hope the people of Cork South West support me in that endeavour,” he concluded.