The decision of Cllr Breda Gardner, Thomastown not to run in the general election means there will be two non-party, independent candidates, Noel Walsh and Paddy Manning in the field on February 26.
Speculation that a candidate running on the health platform and in particualr on St Luke's Hospital has dampened in recent days
Runners: Cllr Pat McKee (Renua); Cllr Kathleen Funchion (SF); Adrienne Wallace, (People Before Profit), Paddy Manning (Ind); Noel G Walsh (Ind); Conor Mac Liam (AntiAusterity Alliance); Minister Ann Phelan (Lab); Deputy Bobby Aylward (FF); John McGuinness TD (FF); Cllr Jennifer Murnane-O'Connor (FF); Deputy John Paul Phelan (FG); Pat Deering TD (FG); Cllr David Fitzgerald (FG); Cllr Malcolm Noonan (Greens); Keith Gilligan (Right2Change).
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