Antoin Mac An Bheatha (Anthony Vesey) pictured with Returning Officer John Condon after handing in his nomination papers.

A fourth independent candidate enters election race in Castlebar

A FOURTH independent candidate has entered the local election race in the Castlebar Municipal District.

Former Sinn Féin party member Antoin Mac An Bheatha (Anthony Vesey) submitted his nomination papers to Mr. John Condon, returning officer, yesterday.

The Snugboro-based representative joins Councillor Michael Kilcoyne, Harry Barrett and Gerry Loftus as the non-party candidates in the field.

Outgoing Independent Councillor Frank Durcan has not declared his intentions, but it is widely expected he will not be going forward for another term.   

Nominations close next Saturday.  

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