Election: Sligo council Cathaoirleach appeals to party leaders to ‘pull back from the brink’

As the country edges closer toward a general election, the Fianna Fail cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council has appealed to the leaders of both his own party and Fine Gael to ‘pull back from the brink’ and avoid having an election at this time.

Councillor Seamus Kilgannon warned that if there is an election now, it could be after St Patrick’s Day before a government might be formed.

However, Fine Gael is moving ahead fast with its preparations for an election, directing that 20 selection conventions he held by Tuesday, with the rest completed by the weekend.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Councillor Kilgannon says there is no mood for having an election now:

Meanwhile, if there is an election, it’s likely the Fine Gael convention for Sligo/Leitrim will take place this week, possibly on Wednesday or Thursday, and most likely in Carrick on Shannon.

The convention for Cavan/Monaghan is set for tomorrow Tuesday night.

Enda McGloin, from Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim, is Fine Gael regional organiser.

He has been telling Ocean FM what he believes will happen if the vote of no confidence in Tanaiste Frances Fitzgerald is passed in the Dail tomorrow night.