Fianna Fáil member Andrea McKevitt is to be co-opted onto Louth County Council to fill the vacancy created by Erin McGreehan’s elevaton to Seanad Eireann.
As expected, the former Bush Primary School and DkIT student will join the Fianna Fáil ranks on the local authority, making her the seventh member of the party represented on Louth County Council and the fifth among the two Dundalk electoral areas. McKeviit will represent Carlingford.
“Earlier today, I received the news that the Fianna Fáil members in Dundalk-Carlingford have chosen me to fill Senator Erin McGreehan’s council seat,” she wrote on Facebook on Friday evening. “It is a wonderful honour to have been selected by my peers.
“Being a member of Louth County Council has been a dream of mine since following the 2009 Local Elections when I was in 6th class, 11 years later and that dream has today come true.”
She paid tribute to her family, “especially my grandfather Steffie who introduced me to politics some years ago” and thanked Cllr Sean Kelly, who supported her throughout the nomination process.
“I am so grateful to my local Fianna Fáil colleagues for putting their faith in me to be their representative, I will strive to do my best every day for the people and area I represent,” she concluded.
The 23-year-old will become the youngest member of Louth County Council, when co-opted. Senator McGreehan was an elected representative on the local authority for just over 12 months before her ascension to the Seanad last month. She was elected in May 2020.
Earlier this year, McKeviit acted as Declan Breathnach’s Director of Elections for the General Election – a campaign which ended in Breathnach losing his Dáil seat.