Long-Standing Midlands Councillor To Retire From Politics

John Foley has been serving for 25 years.

A long-standing midlands councillor will not be contesting the next Local Elections.

Edenderry Independent rep John Foley is stepping out of public life after 25 years.

In a statement released this afternoon, Councillor Foley says it's the perfect time to end his political career and pass the baton to someone else.

He says he has enjoyed his time in politics, and ultimately has had more good days than bad.

He highlights his greatest disappointment as the General Election of 2007, when he fell short of securing a seat in the Dáil by just over 300 votes, with then Tanáiste Brian Cowen as his running mate.

Councillor Foley says he entered politics to serve his community, and is proud of what he achieved in his time in public life.

He concludes his statement by thanking his fellow councillors and colleagues, and his family, for their support over the last 25 years.

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