European and local election candidates
European and local election candidates


The following is the most recent compiled list of Sinn Fein and other republican candidates contesting this week’s elections, with short biographies of the Euro candidates. Note that all candidates represent SF unless otherwise indicated. Please inform us of corrections or additions as required.



Dublin - Lynn Boylan


Lynn is a member of the Sinn Fein Ard Comhairle and has been an active Sinn Fein member of the party for eight years. She contested the 2007 general election and the 2009 local election in South Kerry. In 2009 she returned to Dublin.

Lynn works in Ballymun as a community programme coordinator with an environmental NGO. This work allows her to combine her skills as an ecologist with her commitment to community activism.

In 2010 Lynn was appointed chairperson of the Safefood Advisory Board after serving four years on the board.

Safefood, one of the Good Friday Agreement All Ireland bodies, promotes greater cooperation in the areas of nutrition and food safety.

Lynn has a real interest in EU Policy and politics, particularly in the areas of employment, public transport, environment and food regulation.

South - Liadh Ni Riada


Liadh Ni Riada is a member of the Tom Barry Cumann in Cork and Sinn Fein’s National Gaeilge Officer. From the Muskerry Gaeltacht she is a member of the Party’s Ard Comhairle since 2013.

With a background in media, Liadh has over twenty years’ experience of working as a producer and director with RTE and TG4. She was a member of the Bord which set-up TG4 and developed its broadcasting philosophy and financial structures. Fluent in Irish and French, she is a vocal advocate for Irish language rights.

Liadh is the youngest daughter of the iconic composer and musician, Sean O’ Riada. The O’Riadas contribution both past and present, to Irish national culture coupled with the family’s strong republican background make her the ‘ideal’ Sinn Fein candidate to contest the 2014 European Elections. A youthful, energetic woman with a passion for politics, she is married to Nicky and the mother of Cait (13), Ailsa (10), and Neans (7).

Midlands North West - Matt Carthy


Matt Carthy is the Sinn Fein candidate for the 2014 European elections in the newly created Midlands, North, West constituency.

Matt (36) is married to Lynn and they have four young children. He lives in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan having spent much of his childhood in Co. Roscommon.

Matt wants to be a fresh voice in Europe for the Midlands, North, West constituency. He believes the EU parliament should not be seen as a retirement home for former TDs but rather as a platform to stand up for the Irish people.

“If elected I will defend Irish interests. I will oppose austerity and I will oppose handing more power to the EU” he says.

As someone who was born in England to Irish emigrant parents Matt knows the devastation being caused by emigration. He understands the needs of rural Ireland and will demand that resources are delivered fairly to regions most in need of support and that agriculture is recognised as central to the development of local economies.

Securing increased investment from the European Investment Bank in job creation will be a priority for Matt.

Six Counties - Martina Anderson


Following the resignation of Bairbre de Brun from her seat as MEP for the Six Counties, Derry based MLA and Junior Minister in the Stormont executive, Martina Anderson, was selected by the Party to replace her. She officially became the Six Counties MEP in June 2012.

Martina Anderson is from the Bogside area of Derry, and was born in 1962. She has been involved with the Irish republican struggle for over thirty years. Having spent over thirteen years as a political prisoner in prisons in England and Ireland she was released in 1998 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement and immediately became involved in working in Sinn Fein.

She was part of the party’s political management in the Assembly in Belfast, and then for almost three years she served as the party’s All Ireland Political Co-ordinator promoting, upgrading and mainstreaming the All Ireland agenda. Following the 2006 Ard Fheis (Congress), at which the Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams TD indicated the priority of developing an entirely new relationship with unionism Martina was appointed to the role of Sinn Fein’s Director of Unionist Engagement. This is a task she has pursed with vigour, leading to a number of first public meetings between the party leadership and churches and opinion makers within unionism.

She was elected in 2007 as an Assembly member for the Foyle constituency, representing her home city of Derry, at which point she was nominated as one of the first Sinn Fein members of the Policing Board. In 2011 she was made Junior Minister in the office of First Minister & Deputy First Minister, working alongside her party colleague Martin McGuinness.

In May 2012, she was proposed by the party’s Six County Executive as replacement for Bairbre de Brun as the party’s Member of the European Parliament.



Carlow - John Cassin, Jim Deane
Muinebeag - Andrew Gladney


Bailieborough-Cootehill - Charlie Boylan, Paddy McDonald
Ballyjamesduff - Noel Connell
Cavan-Belturbert - Damian Brady, Eugene Greenan


Ennis - Cathal O’Reilly
Shannon - Mike McKee
West Clare - Noeleen Moran

Cork County

Ballincollig-Carrigaline - Michael Frick Murphy, Donnchadh O’Laoghaire
Bandon-Kinsale - Rachel McCarthy
Blarney-Macrooom - Des O’Grady
Cobh - Ger Keohane, Kieran McCarthy
East Cork - Michelle Hennessy, Pat Buckley
Fermoy - June Murphy
Kanturk-Mallow - Melissa Mullane
West Cork - Paul Hayes, Donncadh O Seadeagh

Cork City

Cork City North Central - Thomas Gould
Cork City North East - Stephen Cunningham
Cork City North West - Mick Nugent, Kenneth Collins
Cork City South Central - Fiona Kerins
Cork City South East - Chris O’Leary, Shane O’Shea
Cork City South West - Henry Cremin


Donegal - Michael McMahon, Noel Jordan
Glenties - Maire Therese O Gallachoir, John Sheamais O Fearraigh
Letterkenny - Mick Quinn, Gerry McMonagle
Inishowen - Jack Murray,Ciaran McLaughlin, Albert Doherty
Stranorlar - Gary Doherty, Liam Doherty

Dublin City

Ballyfermot-Drimnagh - Daithi Doolan, Gregory Kelly, Louise Minihan (Eirigi)
Ballymun - Noeleen Reilly, Cathleen Carney
Beaumont-Donaghmede - Larry O’Toole, Micheal MacDonncha, Denise Mitchell, Ciaran Heaphey (Eirigi)
Cabra-Finglas - Seamus McGrattan, Anthony Connaghan, Emma Murphy
Clontarf - Ciaran O’Moore
Crumlin-Kimmage - Criona Ni Dhalaigh, Ray McHugh, Damian Farrell (Eirigi)
North Inner City - Janice Boylan, Jonathan Dowdall, Gaye Fagan
Pembroke-South Dock - Chris Andrews
Rathgar-Rathmines - Dominic MacConraoi

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown

Blackrock - Brian McNally
Dun Laoghaire - Jeannette Kavanagh
Dundrum - Sorcha NicCormaic
Glencullen-Sandyford - Chris Curran Killiney-Shankill - Shane O’Brien Stillorgan - Simon Gillespie

Fingal County

Balbriggan - Malachy Quinn
Castleknock - Natalie Treacy
Howth-Malahide - Daire N\0x00 Laoi
Mulhuddart - Paul Donnelly, Edmond Lukusa
Swords - Phil Lynam

South Dublin County

Clondalkin - Eoin O’Broin, Jonathan Graham
Lucan - Danny O’Brien
Tallaght Central - Marie Devine, Brendan Ferron
Tallaght South - Cathal King, Louise Dunne
Templeogue Terenure - Fintan Warfield
Rathfarnham - Sarah Holland

Galway City

Galway City Central - Ann Marley
Galway City East - Mairead Farrell
Galway City West - Cathal O Conchuir

Galway County

Athenry-Oranmore - Gabe Cronnelly
Ballinasloe - Dermot Connolly
Conamara - Tom Healy, Mairin Mhic Lochlainn, Tomas O Curraoin (RSF)
Loughrea - Eoghan MacCormick
Tuam - Maeve O’Brien


Killarney - John Buckley
Listowel - Robert Beasley, Dianne Nolan
South and West Kerry - Damian Quigg, Padraig Garvey (RSF)
Tralee - Toireasa Ferris, Pat Daly


Athy - Thomas Redmond, Ger Kelly
Celbridge-Leixlip - Ide Cussen
Maynooth - Reada Cronin
Kildare-Newbridge - Mark Lynch, Damian Molyneaux
Naas - Sorcha O’Neill


Castlecomer - Catriona Redmond
Kilkenny City-East - David Kennedy
Kilkenny City-West - Kathleen Funchion
Piltown - Melissa O’Neill


Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick - Rhoda Brogan
Graiguecullen-Portarlington - Aidan Mullins
Portlaoise - Caroline Dwane-Stanley, Sharon Bailey


Ballinamore - Martin Kenny, Brendan Barry, Maureen Martin
Carrick-on-Shannon - Seadhna Logan
Manorhamilton - Padraig Fallon


Limerick City East - Seighin O Ceallaigh
Limerick City North - Maurice Quinlivan
Limerick City West - Malachy McCreesh
Adare-Rathkeale - Ciara McMahon
Cappamore-Kilmallock - Lisa Marie Sheehy
Newcastle West - Seamus Browne


Ballymahon - Edel Kelly
Granard - John Reilly
Longford - Barbara Smyth


Ardee - Pearse McGeough, Tom Cunningham
Drogheda - Imelda Munster, Kenneth Flood, Alan Cassidy
Dundalk-Carlingford - Edel Corrigan, Jim Loughran, JJ Quigley
Dundalk-South - Tomas Sharkey, Jennifer Green, Kevin Meenan


Ballina - John Sheehan
Castlebar - Therese Ruane
Claremorris - Gerry Murray
West Mayo - Rose Conway-Walsh


Ashbourne - Darren O’Rourke
Kells - Michael Gallagher, Johnny Guirke
Laytown-Bettystown - Eimear Ferguson
Navan - Joe Reilly, Sinead Burke
Ratoath - Maria O’Kane
Trim - Caroline Lynch


Ballybay-Clones - Cathy Bennett, Pat Treanor
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney - Matt Carthy, Noel Keelan, Jackie Crowe
Monaghan - Sean Conlon, Brian McKenna, Siobhan Cheung


Birr - Carol Nolan
Edenderry - Martin O’Reilly
Tullamore - Brendan Killeavy


Athlone (Roscommon) - David McWeeney
Boyle - Michael Mulligan
Roscommon - Seamus O’Brien


Ballymote-Tubbercurry - Eddie McCarrick
Sligo - Sean McManus, Thomas Healy


Carrick-on-Suir - David Dunne
Cashel-Tipperary - Martin Browne
Clonmel - Catherine Carey, Kevin Brunnick
Nenagh - Seamus Morris
Templemore-Thurles - David Doran, Joan Delaney


Waterford City East - Pat Fitzgerald
Waterford City South - John Hearne, Breda Brennan
Tramore-Waterford City West - Jim Griffin, David Lane
Comeragh - Declan Clune
Dungarvan-Lismore - Siobhan Whelan, Louise Brierley


Athlone (Westmeath) - Paul Hogan
Mullingar-Coole - Una D’Arcy
Mullingar-Kilbeggan - Sorca Clarke


Gorey - Fionntan O Suilleabhain, Dominick Gaughan (Eirigi)
Enniscorthy - Johnny Mythen
New Ross - Oisin O’Connell, John Dwyer (Eirigi)
Wexford - Anthony Kelly, Michael Roche


Arklow - Mary McDonald
Baltinglass - Aidan Kinsella, Gerry O’Neill
Bray - John Brady, Oliver O’Brien
Greystones - Nicola Lawless
Wicklow - John Snell, Garrett O’Reilly, Sean Doyle (Eirigi)


Antrim and Newtownabbey

Airport - Anne-Marie Logue
Antrim - Noel Maguire
Dunsilly - Anthony Brady, Henry John Cushinan
Glengormley Urban - Michael Goodman, Gerry O’Reilly
Macedon - Bronach Anglin

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon

Armagh - Garath Keating, Darren McNally, Gerard Paul White
Banbridge - Brendan Patrick Curran, Kevin Jude Savage
Craigavon - Fergal Lennon, Vincent McAleenan, Tommy O’Connor
Cusher - Mary Elizabeth Doyle
Lagan River - Keara Elizabeth Downey
Lurgan - Maire Cairns, Keith Haughian, Liam Mackle, Noel McGeown, Catherine Seeley
Portadown - Paul Anthony Duffy, Gemma McKenna


Balmoral - Mairtin O Muilleoir
Botanic - Deirdre Hargey
Black Mountain - Janice Austin, Ciaran Beattie, Arder Carson, Steven Corr, Emma Groves, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Mhin, Padraic Mac Coitir (Eirigi)
Castle - Mary Ellen Campbell, Tierna Cunningham
Collin - David Bell, Matt Garrett, Bill Groves, Stephen Magennis, Charlene O’Hara, Maire Drumm (Eirigi)
Court - Mary McConville, Jim McVeigh, Tommy Doherty (RNU)
Lisnasharragh - Dermot Kennedy
Oldpark - Mary Clarke, John Loughran, JJ Magee, Gerry McCabe, Sammy Cusick (RNU), Dee Fennell (Ind.)
Ormiston - Laura Keenan
Titanic - Niall O Donnghaile

Causeway Coast and Glens

Ballymoney - Philip McGuigan, Leanne Peacock
Bann - Ciaran Archibald
Benbradagh - Tony McCaul, Sean McGlinchey, Dermot Nicholl
Coleraine - Margaret Fleming
Limavady - Brenda Chivers, Rory Donaghy
The Glens - Cara McShane, Kieran Mulholland, Colum Thompson, Padraig McShane (Ind.)

Derry and Strabane

Ballyarnet - Sandra Duffy, Tony Hassan, Elisha McCallion
Derg - Kieran McGuire, Maoliosa McHugh, Ruairi McHugh
Faughan - Paul Fleming, Michael McCrossan
Foyleside - Mickey Cooper, Eric McGinley, Barney O’Hagan
Sperrin - Karina Carlin, Dan Kelly, Brian McMahon, Diarmuid Ward, Paul Gallagher (Ind.)
The Moor - Kevin Campbell, Liam Friel, Colly Kelly, Patricia Logue, Gary Donnelly (Ind.), Patrick Mellon (Ind.)
Waterside - Christopher Jackson, Bridget Meehan

Fermanagh and Omagh

Enniskillen - Debbie Coyle, Tommy Maguire
Erne East - Sheamus Greene, Kate Mulligan, Brian McCaffrey, Thomas O’Reilly
Erne North - John Feely, Peter Jones
Erne West - Barry Vincent Doherty, Anthony Feely, Leanne Maguire
Mid Tyrone - Sean Clarke, Sean Donnelly, Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Barry Kevin McNally
Omagh - Catherine Kelly, Sorcha McAnespy, Marty McColgan
West Tyrone - Glenn Gerard Campbell, Frankie Jerome Donnelly, Stephen McCann

Lisburn and Castlereagh

Castlereagh South - Nuala Toman
Killultagh - Mary Kate Quinn
Lisburn North - Jacqui McGeough

Mid and East Antrim

Ballymena - Marian Maguire
Bannside - Patrice Hardy
Braid - Paul Maguire
Coast Road - James McKeown
Larne Lough - Sean Waide

Mid Ulster

Carntogher - Kate McEldowney, Gabhan McFalone, Brian McGuigan, Sean McPeake
Cookstown - Gavin Bell, Cathal Mallaghan, John Fitzgerald McNamee
Clogher Valley - Phelim Gildernew, Sean McGuigan
Dungannon - Dominic Joseph Molloy, Dee Varsani, Barry Monteith (Ind.)
Magherafelt - Sean Clarke, Darren Oliver Totten
Moyola - Peter Joseph Bateson, Catherine Elattar, Caoimhe O’Neill
Torrent - Linda Dillon, Mickey Gillespie, Ronan Paul McGinley, Joe O’Neill

North Down and Ards

Ards Peninsula - Sheila Bailie

Newry, Mourne and Down

Crotlieve - Sinead Ennis, Mark Gibbons, Mickey Ruane
Downpatrick - Naomi Bailie, Eamonn McConvey
Newry - Charlie Casey, Valerie Harte, Liz Kimmins
Rowallane - Eddie Hughes
Slieve Croob - Stephen Burns, Pol O Gribin
Slieve Gullion - Terry Hearty, Daire Hughes, Mickey Larkin, Roisin Mulgrew, Barra O Muiri
The Mournes - Willie Clarke, Sean Doran

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