Nearly 60% turn-out Ballybay-Clones election

Saturday 07 June 2014 23.29
The vote was postponed on 23 May after the death of Owen Bannigan
The vote was postponed on 23 May after the death of Owen Bannigan

There was a turn-out of nearly 60% in a re-run to elect six councillors from 11 candidates for the Ballybay-Clones Municipal Area of Co Monaghan.

Voting had been postponed on 23 May due to the death of one of the candidates Owen Bannigan in the new Monaghan County Council municipal area of Ballybay-Clones.

There are three Fine Gael contenders, three Fianna Fáil, two Sinn Féin, two independents and a Green Party candidate all competing for six councillor seats.
 
Over 15,300 people were eligible to vote in the municipal area, which is the largest in Co Monaghan, representing 47% of the county.

The new 18-member county council being set up will cover three municipal areas and replaces five town councils, all of which were abolished.

Keywords: local election