Election Fever with Claremorris Community Radio

Back row, left to right: Sean Forkin, independent; Anthony McNicholas, Claremorris Community Radio; Gráinne de Barra, independent; Stephen Manning, independent; Pat Keane, Claremorris Community Radio. Front row, left to right: Gerry Loftus, independent; Saoirse McHugh, Green Party; Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Féin; Michelle Mulherin, Fine Gael; Pat O Rourke, Chair; Paul Lawless, Aontú. Lisa Chambers of Fianna Fáil also took part but is not pictured here. Photo credit: John Corless.

Yesterday evening, under the Chairmanship of Pat O’Rourke, nine of the 15 candidates contesting the February 8th General Election put their cases before an audience in a Town Hall-style meeting organised by Claremorris Community Radio at the Town Hall Claremorris. You can listen to the debate below.

Hear lively contributions from:

Lisa Chambers, Fianna Fáil; Gerry Loftus, non-party; Rose Conway-Walsh, Sinn Féin; Saoirse McHugh, Green Party; Paul Lawless, Aontú; Michelle Mulherin, Fine Gael; Sean Forkin, non-Party; Gráinne De Barra, non-party; Stephen Manning, non-party.

The following candidates were not present for the debate but are running in the election: Dara Calleary, Fianna Fáil; Michael Ring, Fine Gael; Alan Dillon, Fine Gael; Daithí Ó Fallamháin, Irish Freedom Party; Kamal Uddin, Labour.

The debate will also be broadcast this week on Claremorris Community Radio:

Tuesday 4th, 7 – 9 pm
Wednesday 5th, 7 – 9 pm
Thursday 6th, 11 am – 1 pm
Friday 7th, 11 am – 1 pm

Feel the heat of the debate and listen in to Claremorris Community Radio, on 94.6 FM and online.

Pat Keane, Chair of the Board of Directors of Claremorris Community Radio, opening the meeting last night.