Conor Lenihan is ‘considering’ general election bid for Roscommon-Galway

David Kearns

Former TD Conor Lenihan is considering standing for Fianna Fáil in the next general election after he was approached by senior party members in Roscommon.

The brother of the late Brian Lenihan has not ruled out standing in the Roscommon-Galway constituency, saying it was “a matter for local party members to decided who would be best to win a seat for them.”

“I would emphasis (at this stage) I’m not pushing myself on the constituency… members from the Roscommon party organisation contacted me over the past weeks, and at the weekend I took the opportunity to meet with some of them,” he told Shannonside FM.

The former Dublin South West TD added: “Of course I’m flattered and honoured that they approach me to stand for them [but] it is a matter for local party members to decide.”

The former Fianna Fáil energy minister has been working for a number of Eastern European energy firms since he left politics.

Currently on the board of San Leon Energy, one of Europe’s leading shale gas companies, Mr Lenihan carved out a key role in the development of an €8 billion plan to create Russia’s own ‘Silicon Valley’ on the outskirts of Moscow in 2011.

His team helped raise €1.2bn in funding for Skolkovo Foundation over a three year period with the venture capital firm.

A spokesperson for Fianna Fáil said the party did not comment on such matters ahead of the official closing date for nominations.

So far, Roscommon County Councillors Eugene Murphy and Paschal Fitzmaurice are the only two contenders who have officially declared their intention to run for the area’s Fianna Fáil nomination.

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Fr Niall Molloy. Constant wall of silence, deceit and lies

Roscommon Herald 14th July 2015

Roscommon Herald 14th July 2015

Fr Niall Molloy. Bishop Doran said……….

Bishop Kevin said “The Diocese identifies very much with the sadness and the sense of disappointment of Fr Niall’s family that, after all this time, so many questions relating to his death remain unanswered.” May he rest in peace.


Fr Niall MOLLOY, 30th Anniversary. Bishop Kevin joined family and former parishioners of the late Fr Molloy for Mass at Castlecoote.


Bishop Kevin Doran blessing the grave of Fr Niall Molloy

Bishop Kevin Doran blessing the grave of Fr Niall Molloy




Fr Billy Molloy and Bishop Kevin Doran.

Bishop Kevin Doran and Fr. Billy Molloy.


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