A local councillor says he would consider re-running in the Seanad by-election for the Agricultural Panel if he was called on.
This election comes following the controversial resignation of Michael D'Arcy's from his role on the panel to take up a position in the private sector with the financial services lobby group, the Irish Association of Investment Managers.
Despite missing out on seat on the Agricultural Panel in the Seanad during the elections in late March, Monaghan councillor Seamus Coyle, says he is ‘always available to serve the people’, and while he did confirm he does not have any details yet, he told Shannonside northern sound he ‘would consider it’.
However, independent councillor in Cavan Shane P. O’Reilly, who narrowly missed out on a seat on the same panel in March says he will not contest the by-election.
While Aisling Dolan, a former Ballinasloe councillor was also unsuccessful in her bid for a seat on the agricultural panel was subsequently made a senator through the Taoiseach’s appointments.
Elsewhere, Unionist Ian Marshall, a former Seanad member from Armagh, has confirmed he will contest the by-election.
The region is currently represented on the panel by former TD for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy .