Sinn Féin TD Morgan will not contest next election


SINN FÉIN TD Arthur Morgan, who is his party’s spokesman on finance, will not contest the next general election. The Louth deputy yesterday confirmed he wanted to return to his family business, after serving two terms.

“My decision not to seek re-election for a third time is something which would not have been a great secret within the party in Louth or at a national level,” he said.

Mr Morgan was first elected in 2002, having unsuccessfully contested the general elections in Louth in 1987 and 1989, as well as the European elections in 1999. He was a member of Louth County Council between 1999 and 2003.

Mr Morgan was convicted for the possession of explosives and weapons and imprisoned in the Maze Prison from 1977 to 1984.

He said: “I will remain active within the party and intend to use the experience I gained as a TD for more than eight years to the benefit of Sinn Féin and the people of Co Louth and I will be active and prominent in the campaign to ensure that a Sinn Féin TD is returned for this constituency.”