Monday 29 May 2017

Council poll a launch-pad for ambitious FG new blood

Local elections will give a glimpse of future as three newcomers roll the political dice, says Fionnan Sheahan, Group Political Editor

Kate O'Connell
Kate O'Connell
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

SEPARATED in age by less than three weeks, two women are tipped to go head-to-head for the hearts and minds of the Fine Gael voters in Garret Fitzgerald's old stomping ground.

Lucinda Creighton celebrates turning 34 tomorrow, just weeks after Kate O'Connell, her would-be substitute on the Fine Gael ticket at the next general election, marked the exact same birthday.

The leafy suburbs of Dublin's southside are set to be the scene of a monumental face-off as the Fine Gael organisation goes up against its former shining light.

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