One of five candidates contesting on behalf of Fianna Fáil in the upcoming elections, after being elected in 2014’s vote following the distribution of Fine Gael’s Yvonne Ní Mhurchú’s votes, Cllr Seamus Butler aims to regain his coveted seat.
Butler was elected in 2014 with a total of 856 votes on the final count and eventually assumed the role of Longford Municipal District Cathaoirleach in July 2018, taking over from Cllr Mae Sexton.
Husband to Marie (nee Dolan) and father of five, Cllr Butler was educated at St Mel’s College, UCD and IMI. Just like his most recent campaign in 2014, Cllr Butler has decided to go poster-free again this time around.
“I have decided not to put up posters for this local election as I didn't put them up in 2014 either. I respect those who wish to poster. However, I would ask them to remove them immediately after the election, including removing the plastic ties, and dispose of them in an environmentally friendly fashion.”
Cllr Butler, if elected, aims to deliver on the N4 Mullingar to Longford upgrade, help regenerate Longford town and help foster job creation in the county.
His main aim, if elected, is to improve the overall quality of life for the people of Longford, while also clamping down on anti social behaviour.
Cllr Butler also played a pivotal role in the St Mel's cathedral restoration.