Monday 19 February 2018

Kerry: Sinn Fein win another seat on county council

SINN Fein has won another seat on Kerry County Council with Tyrone native Damian Quigg taking one of the final seats in South and West Kerry at the expense of Fine Gael.

PJ Donovan lost the seat he had held since 1999 and was eliminated after the 11th count.

Poll toppers in Killarney and South and West Kerry, Danny and Johnny Healy-Rae, were on song, and gave a rousing rendition of 'Red is the Rose' after their victory speeches.

Also elected in Killarney were Michael Gleeson (South Kerry Independent Alliance), Brendan Cronin (Ind), John Joe Culloty (FF), Donal Grady (Ind), Niall Kelleher (FF) and Fine Gael's John Sheahan and Bobby O'Connell.

South and West of the county elected independents Johnny Healy-Rae, Michael Cahill and Dan McCarthy along with the Mayor of Kerry, Seamus Cosai Fitgerald (FG), Patrick Connor Scarteen (FG) and Fianna Fail's Michael O'Shea, Norma Moriarty - a niece-in-law of Mick O'Dwyer - and at 22-years of age, the youngest new councillor in the constituency, John Francis Flynn.

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