Sources have told Meath Live that business woman, Ciara Lynch Burke, owner of the Sage and Stone restaurant in Duleek, may be added to the Fine Gael ticket for next years local elections in the Laytown/Bettystown area.

Sitting councillors, Sharon Tolan and Paddy Meade will contest again but party bosses also want a Duleek based name on the ballot paper.

One source claimed, ‘ The thinking is that Ciara is a bright, intelligent female who is well known in the Duleek area, her father Sean was a FG councillor previously and she would be well known in both business and farming circles.

”The understanding would be that Paddy might be the one to have most to fear if Ciara responds positively to overtures.’