More candidates have been announced ahead of the local elections

The local elections are fast approaching with just over a month to go until voters take to the polling stations. Members of the local community will elect Councillors to represent the community in local authorities for the next five years.

Another candidates has pledged to go poster free for local elections in support of tidy town and zero waste campaigns. Independent Paudge Connolly has pledged to keep his campaign poster free utilizing social media and other tactics.

Meanwhile more candidates have been announced ahead of the elections on the 24th of May. Aontú have put forward local Gráinne McPhillips in the Ballyjamesduff area. The 24-year-old teacher from Drumnalara believes she can make a real difference if elected, focusing on issues affecting all ages in rural and urban area of the border region.

The Green Party also announced Mícheál Callaghan, from Ballinode, will contest the local elections in North Monaghan. Mícheál has been an active member of the Green Party since 2006 and was the Party’s candidate for Cavan-Monaghan in the last General Election. The 4th of May is the deadline for local election nominations.