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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

Published 19/01/2014 | 02:30

Kate O'Connell
Kate O'Connell

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.

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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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