Sunday 21 December 2014

Hanafin and Feeney both set to win seats in FF civil war

Published 24/05/2014 | 11:19

Kate Feeney and (inset) Mary Hanafin on the streets of Blackrock, Co Dublin.  Picture:  GERRY MOONEY/MARK CONDREN
Kate Feeney and (inset) Mary Hanafin on the streets of Blackrock, Co Dublin. Picture: GERRY MOONEY/MARK CONDREN

Mary Hanafin and Kate Feeney are both set to win seats for Fianna Fail in the Battle of Blackrock.

The former education minister and the Ogra Fianna Fail President were engaged in an internal fight on Dun Laoghaire County Council.

Ms Hanafin defied the Fianna Fail leadership to remain a candidate, despite efforts to get her to withdraw following her late arrival on the ticket.

Ms Feeney was struggling in early opinion polls in the area.

The tallies so far show Ms Hanafin on 14pc and Ms Feeney on 12pc in the six seats.

Fine Gael’s Marie Baker is topping the poll on 19pc and her party colleague Barry Ward is on 10pc.

Independent Victor Boylan on 11pc is also in prime position to take a seat.

The last seat will be down between Fine Gael’s Maurice Dockerill, Labour’s Deirdre Kingston, People Before Profit’s Lola Hynes and the Green Party’s Celine Moorkens.

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