Fianna Fáil’s National Constituencies Committee has announced the completion of the Dublin South West General Election candidate slate with the addition of Tallaght-based Cllr Charlie O’Connor. Charlie joins serving TD John Lahart as the party tries to capture two seats in the important Dublin constituency.

Speaking following the announcement, Cllr O’Connor commented, “I have been involved in community politics in Tallaght all of my life and I’m very pleased to have been chosen by the NCC to be part of the ticket for the next General Election here.

“Since I last served in Dáil Éireann, I have been absolutely shocked by the disinterest and disengagement from this community and the challenges it faces by Fine Gael led governments. Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael seems determined to divide the country and create a culture where those who they think deserve to do well are looked after and everyone else is thrown on the scrapheap.

“This must be resisted and I look forward to working alongside my colleague Deputy John Lahart, playing my part in taking that fight to them in Tallaght over the coming period.”