Kenagh man throws hat into Longford County Council local election race

Liam Cosgrove

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Tony Moran

Tony Moran, from Kenagh, is running as an Independent candidate in the six seat Ballymahon Municipal District.

Community activist Tony Moran is the latest name to throw his hat into Longford's local electoral ring.

The former Ballymahon Vocational School student and long serving Kenagh community employment supervisor is looking to secure one of Longford County Council's 18 seats in May as an Independent.

Having worked on a variety of projects covering the likes of Kenagh, Newtowncashel, Derryhaun and Moydow, Tony has also been a mainstay in working alongside a range of other groups in the locality.

Among those has included a successful spell as voluntary PRO of the Irish Wheelchair Association Longford Branch.

And it's largely as a result of those activities which Tony hopes to act as a voice for the likes of carers, home help and resource centre staff.

A key component behind his rationale for putting his name on next May's ballot sheet comes largely as a result of questions surrounding burial ground issues at the local Kilcommock Cemetery.

In addition, Tony also hopes to address long standing and perennially topical issues surrounding rural broadband, the proper maintenance of rural roads and signage alongside accessing additional funding and revenue streams for local voluntary groups.