Fitzgeralds to battle for council seat
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.