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Ciaran Cannon

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Party: Fine Gael
Constituency: Galway East
Date of Birth: 1965

Former Progressive Democrats leader Senator Ciaran Cannon has been nominated by Fine Gael to contest the general election in Galway East. After failing to win a Dáil seat in Galway East in 2004, Cannon was appointed to the Seanad by then-Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. Following the PDs' electoral collapse in 2007, Cannon was elected as party leader, an office which he held for less than a year before recommending the party's dissolution and joining Fine Gael in 2009.



 

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Cannon has worked in planning administration and as CEO of the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, a national charity caring for children and young people with disabilities.


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