Candidates in the Bye-Elections May 2014

There are 2 By-Elections being held on the same day - Longford Westmeath to fill the seat after the death of Nicky McFadden and Dublin West.

The full list of candidates declared for the by-election in Longford Westmeath, to fill the seat left vacant through the death of Nicky McFadden, is now finalised at nine, following the close of nominations on Saturday last.
The main parties are running one apiece, and there are five independents running.
For the main parties, the candidates are Aengus O’Rourke (Athlone), Fianna Fáil; Gabrielle McFadden (Athlone), Fine Gael; Denis Leonard (Kinnegad), Labour; and Paul Hogan (Athlone), Sinn Féin.
The independent candidates are: Kevin Boxer Moran (Athlone), Donal Jackson (Athlone), John McNamara (Drumraney), James Morgan (Lo - See more at: http://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/news/roundup/articles/2014/05/12/4030181-final-list-for-byelection-sees-9-declared/#sthash.8pWOf9Xz.dpufThe full list of candidates declared for the by-election in Longford Westmeath, to fill the seat left vacant through the death of Nicky McFadden, is now finalised at nine, following the close of nominations on Saturday last.


We asked Independent, Fianna Fáil, Direct Democracy and Green candidates ONLY if they supported the statement you can see below. The other political parties voted for the abortion act last year which legalised abortion through all nine months of pregnancy. We have printed the replies we got from the candidates we asked and who replied to this question

  1. Do you support the repeal of the legislation which permits abortion on suicide grounds, and support making Ireland a place where unborn children are legally protected and mothers get all necessary life-saving treatment in pregnancy?

(in alphabetical order)

DUBLIN WEST

The parties are running one apiece: Eamonn Coghlan, Fine Gael; David McGuinness, Fianna Fail; Loraine Mulligan, Labour; Paul Donnelly, Sinn Féin; Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party; Roderic O'Gorman, Green Party; Daniel Boyne, Fís Nua. 

There are 3 Independents running: David Hall, John Kidd and Seán Lyons

LONGFORD WESTMEATH

The main parties are running one apiece, Aengus O’Rourke, Fianna Fáil; Gabrielle McFadden, Fine Gael; Denis Leonard, Labour; and Paul Hogan, Sinn Féin.

There are five independents running: Kevin Boxer Moran, Donal Jackson, John McNamara, and James Morgan.