Cormac Corr is running in the Kells Municipal Area in 2024.

Corr and Killian declare for local elections as Fine Gael selects sitting Ashbourne councillors

A new candidate has declared for next year's local elections in the Kells municipal district with Cormac Corr's announcement that he is to run as an independent.

The former Fianna Fail activist has listed "a comprehensive set of priorities aimed at enhancing the lives of residents and fostering sustainable growth".

These include more public and private housing developments; cut planning red tape and reduce planning costs; support and protect the right to build rural homes; infrastructure and amenities for housing developments; increased Garda presence and crime-fighting resources; rail line for Kells and north Meath; more bus services and shelters; fairer distribution of Local Property Tax and other rates; reduce commercial rates; promotion of job creation and economic development, remote work hubs with reliable broadband and focus on foreign direct investment; establishing an Institute of Further Education in Kells; advocate for the maintenance and expansion of services at Navan hospital; installing solar panels on all council buildings; more off-street car parking; more funding for roads and lanes; and increased funding for local Cclubs and societies

Cormac Corr promises to serve Kells and North Meath as a full-time committed public representative, and hopes to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of all those living in Kells and North Meath.

Independent Councillor Nick Killian has declared his intention to be a candidate for next year's local elections in the Ratoath Municipal District. He was first elected in 1999 and re-elected in all local elections since.

Since 2019, he has served as cathaoirleach of Meath Co Council, cathaoirleach of Louth Meath Education and Training Board and as vice president of Association of Local Government, representing councillors across the country.

“Working as a full time councillor on behalf of the constituents of Ratoath Municipal District and of the wider county of Meath has been a great honour and my daily engagements with constituents is a pleasure no matter how difficult the issue might be.," he stated.

Fine Gael has selected sitting councillors Alan Tobin and Suzanne Jamal as its candidates for the Ashbourne Municipal District. Cllr Suzanne Jamal, who is from Balrath, was first elected to Meath Co Council in 2009, while Cllr Alan Tobin, from Ashbourne, was first elected in 2014.