FIANNA Fáil members have this evening selected county councillor Margaret Murphy-O’Mahony to contest the forthcoming General Election in the Cork South-West constituency.
Over 400 delegates took part in the convention at the Maritime Hotel in Bantry, which was chaired by Fianna Fáil vice-president Timmy Dooley. The second candidate up for selection was former Bandon town councillor Gillian Coughlan.
Margaret was first elected to Cork County Council in 2014 and had previously served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Bandon. Sister of the late Circuit Court Judge Con Murphy, she is married to Paddy O'Mahony and they have two sons, John and Philip.
- See next Thursday’s Southern Star for more on the Fianna Fáil convention and reaction to the selection.