Finbarr Filan confirmed to run for Renua Ireland
Brother of Westlife singer Shane Filan will run for election in Sligo-Leitrim
Finbarr Filan, brother of former Westlife singer Shane Filan, is to run for Renua Ireland
Mr Filan was a property developer and set up Shafin Developments with his brother Shane during the boom.
The firm took out a series of loans to construct a 90-home estate in Dromahair, Co Leitrim. The company went into receivership in 2012 and the pair were left with debt of €23 million.
Mr Filan said he welcomed the opportunity to be part of a political change.
“From my work in town and city centre management, I have experienced firsthand the frustration of the real time environment of retail business dealing with a monolith of a local authority.
“We need change and I would welcome the opportunity to be part of and help lead this change,” he said.
“I believe I have the character, personality, ability and life experience to win a seat for Renua in Sligo Leitrim.”