Roscommon town publican Larry Brennan, who lost out narrowly in his bid to win a Council seat last summer, was elected to the National Executive of Fianna Fail last week.
Mr. Brennan, from Kilteevan, Roscommon, succeeds Mary Devine O’Callaghan as the Delegate to the Fianna Fail National Executive for Roscommon/Galway constituency. Ms. Devine O’Callaghan recently took up the position of joint national treasurer of Fianna Fail.
Mr. Brennan defeated well-known party activist P. Burke by 185 votes to 85 votes in an election held at a meeting of the Fianna Fail Comhairle Dail Ceanntair in the Abbey Hotel.
Chairperson of the Roscommon LEA (Local Electoral Area), Larry Brennan came close to winning a seat on Roscommon County Council last year. He also lost out quite narrowly in 2009.
Speaking to the Roscommon People on Tuesday, Mr. Brennan said he is honoured and delighted to have been elected to the party’s National Executive. “I look forward to building on the hard work done by Mary Devine O’Callaghan over the years. I will be working with the organisation at grassroots level and raising members’ concerns at national level.”