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David FitzGerald
David FitzGerald
Fine Gael
Party 1

Incumbent : No

Main message to voters:

I'm a former president of Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce,Chairman of Kilkenny's winning Tidy Towns committee and a member of the IFA & GAA. I used my term as Mayor to promote the Year of the Mind and oversaw the purchase, of the old Smithwicks Brewery, to be used for Educational & Business purposes.

Election history:

I was elected to Kilkenny Borough Council in 2009 and was Mayor of Kilkenny in 2011. In 2014, I was re-elected to Kilkenny Co. Council with the highest Fine Gael first preference vote. In May 2015, I was the Fine Gael candidate for the Carlow-Kilkenny By-Election, receiving over 13,500 votes.


  1. I am passionate about the need for the University of the South East campus, as Mayor I oversaw the purchase of the old brewery site for this purpose.
  2. I intend to ensure we provide protection and the right tools for the renewal of our rural towns and villages across Carlow Kilkenny.