Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has congratulated Councillor David McGuinness on his excellent performance in the Dublin West by-election. 

Deputy Martin said: “I am extremely proud of David’s performance in the by-election today.  I want to thank everyone who has canvassed for David throughout the past three weeks and in particular his campaign team in Dublin West, working with Director of Elections Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD.  David ran a strong campaign and was well supported by many young people in the constituency, many Fianna Fáil members and the wider Fianna Fáil community. 

“As a Councillor in Dublin West David McGuinness has demonstrated that he is an excellent, positive and energetic candidate who is committed to public service and improving his community. 

“David is an example of the renewal that is taking place within Fianna Fáil.  We will continue in our role as the main opposition party and hold the Government to account in a constructive and proactive way. 

“I have no doubt that David McGuinness’ performance during the campaign and the election itself shows he has a great future in public life.”