Archives - October 1982
JOHN BLENNERHASSETT who resigned from Fine Gael last April has rejected a rumour that he is re joining the Party.
He has admitted, however, that he has been under great pressure from members of the North Kerry Executive and councillors to come back to Fine Gael.
"They now seem to realise, seeing they have lost two thousand votes since the 1977 election that the chances of bringing back this vote without me being in the Party are very small," he claimed this week.
Mr. Blennerhassett still a County and Urban Councillor went on to say that certain people were going around saying he was back in Fine Gael.
"There is no truth whatsoever that I am rejoining the Party "he added.
He said he had been approached and asked to rejoin but had informed those people that he would not. "They find it hard to accept," he said, adding that there was no way he would return to Fine Gael considering the way he was treated.
"I had no option but to resign in protest," he stated.
Councillor Blennerhassett confirmed his intention, announced at a Press conference in April, of staying Independent contesting the next local election as one.
"I am going to have a meeting with some of my supporters regarding the future Co. Council and Urban elections," he said.
He also rejected a rumour that he had canvassed for Labour candidate Dick Spring in the last General Election. "Certain people in Fine Gael are stating that," he claimed, "it is totally untrue".
He further shot down a suggesting emanating he alleged from Party sources, that he had refused a job offer from somebody in Fine Gael.
"That is completely untrue" he said, "I have had no job offers".