Councillor Confirms He Will Put Name Forward At Fianna Fáil Convention

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Cllr Michael Cahill.

KERRY County Councillor Michael Cahill has confirmed that he will be a candidate at the upcoming Fianna Fail Convention to contest the next General Election.

The Rossbeigh man said he had every confidence in the Party Membership in Kerry and that he believed they would select the most worthy and most deserving candidates to represent the people of Kerry in Dail Eireann, after the next General Election.

“Fianna Fail have a number of excellent candidates, both male and female and it is my firm belief that the Party Members here in Kerry should be allowed choose the strongest team to represent the county,” stated Mr Cahill.

Asked if he would prefer a 2 or a 3 candidate strategy, Councillor Cahill said he believed that this too should be a matter for the Party Membership in Kerry. “What is the point in becoming a member of the Organisation here in Kerry or paying your €20 Membership Fee each year, if you are not allowed have a say in who represents you or how many?” he stated.

Councillor Cahill was co-opted onto Kerry County Council in January 1990 following in the footsteps of his late father Tom Cahill, who was a member of the Council from 1960 up until his untimely death in Christmas 1989.

Michael Cahill has successfully contested five County Council Elections, being re-elected on the First Count along with Councillor Johnny Healy Rae in the last Local Elections in 2014.

In 2011 Councillor Cahill contested the General Election Convention, missing out  to the former Minister and Ceann Comhairle, John O Donoghue. Mr Cahill subsequently supported Tom Fleming in the 2011 campaign in which Fleming was elected to Dail Eireann.

Councillor Cahill subsequently worked as Personal Assistant to the former TD for 3 and a half years. Mr Cahill is a former Chairman of Kerry County Council and a former Chairman of the Southern Health Board.


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