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Two sitting TDs are selected for FG in election race

September 21st, 2015 4:39 PM

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BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

BY JACKIE KEOGH

MORE than 200 members of the party faithful unanimously ratified the selection of sitting TDs Jim Daly and Noel Harrington of Clonakilty and Beara as candidates to contest the next election.

There were no other candidates seeking a nomination at the convention, which was held in the Parkway Hotel in Dunmanway.

Those attending the convention, which was chaired by Cork MEP Deirdre Clune, addressed Fine Gael’s aim of retaining its two seats in the three-seater constituency of Cork South West – one of the few constituencies in the country that has not seen any boundary changes.

The Fine Gael party secured 49% of the first preference vote in Cork South West in the last General Election in February 2011, but many believe that it is unlikely that it will command anything near that percentage this time out.

Apart from the austerity backlash, and criticism regarding Irish Water, the constituency is crowded. The candidates already declared include County Councillors Margaret Murphy O'Mahony (FF), Rachel McCarthy (SF), Alan Coleman (Ind) and Michael Collins (Ind). The sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy and other potential candidates have yet to declare.

It was a busy evening in Dunmanway that Sunday, as massive crowds made their way to the eagerly awaited encounter between Castlehaven and Ballincollig at 7pm in the Sam Maguire pitch – a match that resulted in victory for Castlehaven.

The 7pm throw-in coincided with the scheduled start of the convention, creating a headache for motorists.

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