Deputy Robert Troy celebrating with Cllr Vinny McCormack, at the count in Moate.

Troy happy with FF showing in local elections

“Fianna Fail went into this election with nine seats and retained all nine, once again being the largest party on Westmeath County Council, and will lead the council for the next five years,” said a delighted Deputy Robert Troy after the local elections.

He paid tribute to all the candidates “who ran positive and energised campaigns, and focused on work done (outgoing councillors), and how to address the challenges facing their respective areas”.

He congratulated the nine Fianna Fail councillors elected and commiserated with Shauna Coyne, “who missed out, but who contributed significantly to the party retaining two seats in the Kinnegad LEA, all the more impressive considering she gave birth early, during her campaign”.

Deputy Troy congratulated all who were elected and paid tribute to those who were not. “It takes courage to stand for election and people deserve credit for putting their name on a ballot paper,” he said.

The TD said he looks forward to “working with the incoming council across all parties and none, to ensure quality services are provided by Westmeath County Council and necessary investment in upgrading our amenities” is made.

“We live in a great county and will work to ensure all is done to reach its full potential,” Deputy Troy concluded.