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20 Jan 2022

Longford councillor loses out narrowly in bid to win Seanad nomination

Longford councillor loses out narrowly in bid to win Seanad nomination

Longford County Councillor, Cllr Uruemu Adejinmi

Longford's Cllr Uruemu Adejinmi has narrowly failed in her bid to win a Fianna Fáil Seanad nomination.

The party held an internal Seanad Bye-Election vote on Monday evening for the Industrial and Commercial Panel and Gerry Horkan emerged as the nominee.

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He previously served as a Senator for the Industrial and Commercial Panel from April 2016 to March 2020.

Addressing a Fianna Fáil party meeting a number of weeks ago during her campaign to win the nomination, Cllr Adejinmi, who was co-opted onto Longford County Council following the 2020 general election success of Joe Flaherty, used a memorable line: “Adejinmi is not a common Irish name but nor were de Valera, Lemass nor Marckievicz”.

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