From the 2004 Local Elections a flyer from Independent candidate Colm McGrath running in Clondalkin. McGrath a former Fianna Fail councillor and General Election candidate, was deselected by Fianna Fail for the 1999 Local Elections and was elected as an independent. In this 2004 Election he polled 861 votes and lost his seat.
He ran again in the 2011 General Election polling just 253 votes.
In 2010 he along with other former Fianna Fail councillors Don Lydon, Sean Gilbride and Tony Fox were charged with corruption.