From the 2005 Meath By Election, “McEntee For Meath” a flyer from the late Shane McEntee who was running for Fine Gael in the by-election. In this his first electoral contest, the former Meath Minor Manager topped the poll with 16,964 votes and was elected on the fourth count. He held the seat in 2007 and again in 2011. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
“McEntee For Meath” -Shane McEntee -Fine Gael -2005 Meath By Election December 22, 2012
Shane McEntee ‘Gaelic Football man through and through’ -Fine Gael -2005 Meath by election June 26, 2010
A wonderful little Card from Fine Gaels Shane McEntee from the 2005 Meath by Election campaign.
In it he reminds us of his and his families GAA pedigree with Meaths 2005 NFL and NHL fixtures on the reverse.
Shane McEntee won the by-election.
From the 2005 Meath by Election a flyer for Labour candidate Dominic Hannigan. Hannigan polled 5567 votes and failed to win the seat.
There were high hopes of winning a seat in the New Meath East constituency in 2007, however he just missed out on the final seat to Fianna Fails Thomas Byrne.
He was elected to the Seanad in 2007.
At a time a lot of Independent candidates are joining Labour, its interesting to note that Hannigan was originally elected to Meath County Council as an Independent before later joining the Labour Party.
From the 2005 Meath by-election, a leaflet from Green Party candidate Fergal O’Byrne. Fergal O’Byrne polled 1,590 votes.
O’Byrne is a long time Green activist.
Shane Cassells -Fianna Fail -2005 Meath By-Election January 30, 2010
Navan based Fianna Fail Councillor Shane Cassells from the 2005 Meath by-election. Cassells lost out to Fine Gaels Shane McEntee in the by-election.
There have been strong rumours that he may be joining Labour. His uncle Peter Cassells (ex General Secretary of the ICTU) stood for Labour in the 2004 European Elections.
Cllr Tommy Reilly- The man who never stood. September 11, 2009
This is an Ad from the Meath Echo asking voters to ‘Keep a Strong Voice in County Meath’…….. Funny thing…… Cllr Tommy Reilly never stood for Fianna Fail in the 2005 Meath by-election.
He had to bow out due to some rezoning and other shenanigans that came to light. In the end it was Shane Cassells who stood for Fianna Fail.