Tuesday 20 February 2018

Former FF TD to run in next year's local poll

Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

FORMER Fianna Fail TD Tom McEllistrim is to seek election to the county council – but his little sister has to move over to make room for him.

Mr McEllistrim has announ- ced that he is going to run in next summer's local elections for the Tralee Electoral Area, where his sister Anne is already a serving member.

Ms McEllistrim, who has served on the council for the past decade, will put her name forward instead as a candidate for the Killarney Electoral Area at the Fianna Fail selection convention on September 30.

Her brother, who was a TD for North Kerry from 2002 to 2011, says he is "not too sure" if their plan has the backing of Fianna Fail HQ but it was supported by the grassroots.

Mr McEllistrim lost his seat at the last general election but has expressed an interest in returning to national politics.

Irish Independent

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