Ógra Fianna Fáil Meath West Chairperson, Cormac Corr, announced his candidacy for the Fianna Fáil Ard Chomhairle or National Executive, earlier this month. With the 80th Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis taking place at the end of September, Corr hopes to gain support and be elected as the youngest member on the executive.

Over the past number of years, Corr has served in many roles within Fianna Fáil in Meath as well as currently holding the position of country coordinator for the ALDE Party, which is the European affiliation of Fianna Fáil.

Corr only announced his candidacy this month via social media but has already received the support and endorsement of a number of elected representatives in the county, such as Senator Shane Cassells, Navan Mayor Padraig Fitzsimons, Trim Councillor Aisling Dempsey and Meath County Council Cathaoirleach, Councillor Sean Drew.

Corr told Meath Live that he decided to contest the election as he “firmly believes in the Fianna Fáil party” and that the party has “overseen the transformation that this nation has gone through over the past 100 years”. Corr claims that Fianna Fáil has brought forward “radical social policies which have benefitted the people of this island”.

Lastly, Corr claimed his experience on CDC & CC level has prepared him to represent members and he is confident and ready to be their voice on the Ard Comhairle. Corr will be reconnecting with many members and politicians over the next few weeks to pitch his candidacy.