Saturday 7 December 2019

Kilkenny electoral area: Shortall bucks Labour trend

Mary Cody

Labour councillor Maurice Shortall topped the poll in Kilkenny bucking the national trend which saw the party decimated in many areas.

Sinn Fein have performed strongly across the city and county with Melissa O’Neill making history when she became the first Sinn Fein councillor elected to Kilkenny County Council.

Andrew McGuinness, son of PAC chairman topped the poll in Kilkenny City East.

Fine Gael have suffered significant losses with the loss of a number of high profile, long serving councillors while Sinn Fein look set to gain a number of seats on the council.

Malcolm Noonan of the Green Party has also secured a seat in Kilkenny City West.

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