Wednesday 20 September 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: O'Rourke joins nephew Lenihan in election battle

Mary O'Rourke: has decided to contest her ninth general election
Mary O'Rourke: has decided to contest her ninth general election

Fionnan Sheahan Political Editor

FIANNA Fail TD Mary O'Rourke last night announced she will run in next year's General Election -- joining her nephew Finance Minister Brian Lenihan in political battle.

A year after his diagnosis with cancer, Mr Lenihan has declared that his condition has stabilised and he will be contesting the election -- which he admits will be difficult for Fianna Fail.

And after speaking with her family over Christmas, Ms O'Rourke has also taken the decision to put her name forward for the Fianna Fail nomination in Longford-Westmeath next week.

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