13 July 2015
By Bryan T. Smyth
Fianna Fáil members of Cork County Council have elected Councillor Seamus McGrath as the party’s new Group Leader on the Local Authority at a meeting in County Hall today.
Councillor McGrath represents the Ballincollig-Carrigaline Local Electoral Area and was unanimously selected by the 16-strong Fianna Fáil team on the county council. McGrath is a brother of Fianna Fails Finance Spokesman Michael McGrath, who many say could be the next Minister for Finance is Fianna Fail were to enter office in the next general election.
Councillor Seamus McGrath today commented: “It is an honour to be elected as Group Leader for the Fianna Fáil team on the council. We have a strong and committed group that has been working very well since last year’s very successful local elections. Fianna Fáil is working on solutions for the challenges ahead and drawing up policies that will make a real difference to families and communities across Cork.
“Our Council team is united and we will have a strong team for next general election as well. We have three Councillors contesting the general election, Kevin O’Keeffe in Cork East, Margaret Murphy O’Mahony in Cork South-West and Aindrias Moynihan in Cork North-West. Fianna Fáil is working in every community across County Cork to drive new policies that will have a meaningful impact on people’s lives. I look forward to working as Group Leader with the Fianna Fáil team as we continue to provide real alternatives to this government’s flawed policy platform that is not delivering for County Cork.”