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This is from Fianna Fáil candidate for Cobh Town Council Domhnall Mac Carthaigh from the 2009 Local elections.
Mac Carthaigh came third of the 4 FF candidates and failed to be elected. He also ran in 2004 getting 140 votes. A former naval service officer, Mac Carthaigh is prominent in the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen (ONE). He recently came last in an internal Fianna Fáil cumman selection convention to replace Michael Martin (Cobh, not the FF leader!) as member of Cobh Town Council following Martin’s resignation from the council to concentrate on his Titanic Trail and other tourist interests. The seat went instead to Jimmy Halligan who also unsuccessfully stood for Cobh TC on several occasions and runs a local taxi service.