Category Archives: Politics

FF shock as Malcom gets the nod

WITH long-serving MEP Brian Crowley retired on health grounds and Kerry senator Ned O’Sullivan opting out of the race at the 11th hour, a Wexford councillor was the shock victor when Fianna Fail gathered to select a candidate for the European Parliament elections in the Ireland South constituency. Cllr Malcolm Byrne, from Gorey, surprisingly beat… Continue Reading

Mapping out Kerry’s new voting patterns

A NEW interactive map to help inform voters about the new local electoral boundaries and the local electoral areas in place for May’s local authority elections has been published on Kerry County Council’s website. The boundaries for the local elections in Kerry have been changed by ministerial order year and the new website allows voters… Continue Reading

Kerry senator seeks FF party nod for Europe

A KERRY senator is to contest the Fianna Fail selection convention in the hope that he will be selected to run in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Senator Ned O’Sullivan is one of eight candidates contesting the convention in the Ireland South constituency and he will make his pitch to voting delegates at the gathering… Continue Reading

TDs in war of words on rural driver issue

TWO Kerry TDs have clashed in the fallout from the contentious Road Traffic Bill with Deputy Danny Healy-Rae accusing Deputy John Brassil of attempting to gain the high moral ground on the issue. The Kilgarvan politician was reacting to comments made by Deputy Brassil on when he complained that learner drivers in Killarney have… Continue Reading