Kerry senator seeks FF party nod for Europe

Senator Ned O’Sullivan
Lynn Ní Bhaoighealláin

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 in Clonmel, Co Tipperary on Saturday.

Senator O’Sullivan (68) has served in Seanad Éireann since 2007 having previously been a member of Listowel Town Council from 1985 to 2007 and Kerry County Council from 1991 to 2007.

He qualified as a teacher before taking over his family’s menswear business in Listowel and he has always been very active in Kerry political and community life.

Also seeking the nod will be Cork North Central TD Billy Kelleher as well as Eddie Fitzpatrick from Offaly, Jason Fitzgerald from Cork Malcolm Byrne from Wexford, Kieran Hartley from Waterford and Seamus McGrath from Cork.

Meanwhile, former Killarney Town Council election candidate and sitting MEP Lynn Boylan (42) has received a unanimous endorsement to contest the EU election for Sinn Fein in Dublin.

A native of Tallaght, she spent 10 years living in Kerry where she worked with the Irish Wildlife Trust in Killarney National Park and she unsuccessfully contested the 2007 general election and 2009 local elections  for Sinn Fein, appearing on the ballot paper as Lynn Ní Bhaoighealláin,

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