2024 Local & European Elections on KCLR

Carlow and Kilkenny go to the polls on Friday 7 June 2024 to determine who will represent them on Carlow and Kilkenny county councils, along with who will represent Ireland in European parliament from the Ireland South constituency.

Our live blog will share updates from the KCLR news team across the day, with polling running 7am to 10pm on Friday before counting begins in Kilkenny and Carlow from 9am on Saturday morning.

Get the latest on the hour on air, online below and via our social channels.

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Kilkenny Local Elections

Kilkenny County Council is made up of 24 seats, spread across four local electoral areas – Callan-Thomastown (6 seats), Castlecomer (6 seats), Kilkenny (7 seats) and Piltown (5 seats).

Callan-Thomastown Electoral Area

There are six seats to be filled in the Callan-Thomastown local electoral area. Listen back to some of the issues impacting voters in the area, and hear from the candidates seeking your votes here. The candidates for 2024 are as below.

Castlecomer Electoral Area

There are six seats to be filled in the Castlecomer local electoral area. Listen back to some of the issues impacting voters in the area, and hear from the candidates seeking your votes here. The candidates for 2024 are as below.

  • John Brennan (FG) – Listen
  • Daniel Burke (Independent Ireland)
  • Mary Hilda Kavanagh (FG) – Listen
  • Michael Delaney (FF) – Listen
  • Stephen Delaney (The Irish People)
  • Pat Fitzpatrick (FF) – Listen
  • Denis Hynes (SF) – Listen
  • Michael McCarthy (FF) – Listen
  • Maurice Shortall (IND) – Listen

Kilkenny Electoral Area

There are seven seats to be filled in the Kilkenny local electoral area. Listen back to some of the issues impacting voters in the area, and hear from the candidates seeking your votes here. The candidates for 2024 are as below.

  • Toluwani Akaehomen (IND) – Listen
  • Jony Aza (IND) – Listen
  • Evan Barry (SF) – Listen
  • Martin Brett (FG) – Listen
  • Andrea Cleere (LAB) – Listen
  • John Coonan (FF) – Listen
  • Maria Dollard (GP) – Listen
  • David Fitzgerald (FG) – Listen
  • Liam Heffernan (IND)
  • Joe Malone (FF) – Listen
  • Michael McGrath (IND)
  • Andrew McGuinness (FF) – Listen
  • Eugene McGuinness (IND)
  • Aoife O’Brien (SF) – Listen
  • Luke O’Connor (Irish Freedom) – Listen
  • Mark O’Farrell (SF) – Listen
  • Seán Ó hArgáin (LAB) – Listen
  • Martin O’Neill (SD) – Listen
  • Kevin Shore (PBP)
  • Noel G. Walsh (IND) – Listen

Piltown Electoral Area

There are six seats to be filled in the Piltown local electoral area. Listen back to some of the issues impacting voters in the area, and hear from the candidates seeking your votes here.  The candidates for 2024 are as below.

  • Tomás Breathnach (LAB) – Listen
  • Richard Daly (The Irish People)
  • Fidelis Doherty (FG) – Listen
  • Damien Donoghue (FG) – Listen
  • Pat Dunphy (FG) – Listen
  • Ger Frisby (FF) – Listen
  • David Kane (SD) – Listen
  • Benny McDonagh (GP) – Listen
  • Natasha Newsome Drennan (SF) – Listen
  • Jenny Catt Slattery (FF) – Listen
  • Maria Wall (FF) – Listen
  • Michael Wemyss (SF) – Listen

Carlow Local Elections

Carlow County Council is made up of 24 seats, spread across three local electoral areas – Carlow (7 seats), Muinebeag (5 seats) and Tullow (6 seats).

Carlow Electoral Area

There are seven seats to be filled in the Carlow local electoral area. Listen back to some of the issues impacting voters in the area, and hear from the candidates seeking your votes here. The candidates for 2024 are as below.

  • Molly Aylesbury (GP) – Listen
  • Fergal Browne (FG) – Listen
  • Mark Callinan (SF) – Listen
  • John Cassin (Independent Ireland)
  • Nicoleta Chiorean (SF) – Listen
  • Andrea Dalton (FF) – Listen
  • Orla Donohoe (Irish Freedom) – Listen
  • Paul Doogue (FG)
  • Ruairí Doyle (SF) – Listen
  • Ken Murnane (FF) – Listen
  • Daeln Murphy (National Party) – Listen
  • Tom O’Neill (FG) – Listen
  • Jolly O’Rock (IND)
  • Fintan Phelan (FF) – Listen
  • Maria Ryan (Ireland First) – Listen
  • Adetula Temiola (IND) – Listen
  • Adrienne Wallace (PBP) – Listen
  • Rory Woods (The Irish People)

Muinebeag (Bagenalstown) Electoral Area

There are five seats to be filled in the Muinebeag local electoral area. Listen back to some of the issues impacting voters in the area, and hear from the candidates seeking your votes here. The candidates for 2024 are as below.

Tullow Electoral Area

There are six seats to be filled in the Tullow local electoral area. Listen back to some of the issues impacting voters in the area, and hear from the candidates seeking your votes here. The candidates for 2024 are as below.

  • John Cahill (PBP) – Listen
  • Catherine Callaghan (FG) – Listen
  • Jim Deane (SF)
  • Patricia Fennelly Nolan (IND) – Listen
  • Ken Gahan (SF) – Listen
  • John McDonald (FF) – Listen
  • Annette McDonnell (IND) – Listen
  • Charlie Murphy (IND) – Listen
  • Daeln Murphy (National Party)
  • Billy Nolan (IND) – Listen
  • Brian O’Donoghue (FG)
  • Will Paton (IND) – Listen
  • John Pender (FF) – Listen
  • Phil Thompson (SF) – Listen
  • Ben Ward (FG) – Listen

European Elections - Ireland South

The Ireland South consituency for the 2024 European Elections includes Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow along with the province of Munster (Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary. Waterford).

Listen: Hear from some of the candidates looking for your vote as part of The KCLR Daily’s European Elections Debate show earlier this week.

There are 23 candidates running for five seats. These are Derek Blighe (Ireland First), Lorna Bogue (Rabharta), Graham de Barra (Independent), Christopher VS Doyle (Independent), Susan Doyle (Social Democrats), Mary Fitzgibbon (Independent), Kathleen Funchion (Sinn Féin), Paul Gavan (Sinn Féin), Niamh Hourigan (Labour), Billy Kelleher (Fianna Fáil), Seán Kelly (Fine Gael), Ross Lahive (The Irish People), Michael Leahy (Irish Freedom Party), Una McGurk (Independent), Michael McNamara (Independent), John Mullins (Fine Gael), Patrick Murphy (Aontú), Cynthia Ní Mhurchú (Fianna Fáil), Ciaran O’Riordan (Independent), Grace O’Sullivan (Green Party), Cian Prendiville (PBP-SOL), Eddie Punch (Independent Ireland) and Mick Wallace (Independents 4 Change).

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