Fitzger­alds to bat­tle for coun­cil seat

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

WEST Kerry men Cllr Sea­mus Cosaí Mac Gear­ailt and Bre­andán Fitzger­ald will be among the can­di­dates vy­ing for the three avail­able seats in the Din­gle Elec­toral Area at the next lo­cal elec­tions, which are to be held May 2019.

The Fi­anna Fáil party has not yet of­fi­cially cho­sen its Din­gle Elec­toral Area can­di­dates but that will be done at a meet­ing to be held in Mill­town next Mon­day, De­cem­ber 10. The con­ven­tion will select two can­di­dates and as there are only two nom­i­nees - Bre­andán Fitzger­ald and Cllr Michael D O’Shea from Mill­town - the out­come is a fore­gone con­clu­sion.

Bre­andán (pic­tured above) lost out on a coun­cil seat in the 2014 lo­cal elec­tions when the Din­gle Penin­sula was in­cluded in the South and West Kerry Lo­cal Elec­toral Area. How­ever, this he is hop­ing to se­cure what he de­scribes as a “badly needed” County Coun­cil seat in West Kerry.

At the Fine Gael con­ven­tion, which was held in Din­gle on Mon­day night, Cllr Sea­mus ‘Cosaí’ Mac Gear­ailt, who has been a coun­cil­lor since 1999, and Tommy Grif­fin – a cousin of Ju­nior Min­is­ter Bren­dan Grif­fin from Keel – were se­lected as the Fine Gael lo­cal elec­tion can­di­dates in the Din­gle Elec­toral Area.

Mean­while, the Sinn Féin Din­gle Lo­cal Elec­toral Area con­ven­tion will be held in O’Sul­li­van’s pub, Gar­raí na dTor, on next Satur­day, De­cem­ber 8, with the aim of se­lect­ing one can­di­date to run in the lo­cal elec­tions next May.

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