The first woman to serve as a TD for North Kerry has passed away. The former TD, Senator and County Councillor, Kit Ahern from Ballybunion died this morning in Tralee,
Ms Ahern would have turned 93 years old next month.
She served only one term as TD following her election to Dail Eireann in 1977 for Fianna Fail before losing her seat and retiring from national politics.
Despite her retirement, she did defect to the Progressive Democrats in 1985
Ms Ahern also served as president of the Irish Country Women's Association