Kerry Sinn Féin Selects Cllr Pa Daly As Candidate For Next General Election

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At the Kerry Sinn Féin Convention at The Rose Hotel on Friday were Cathal Foley, Toireasa Ferris, Pearse Doherty TD, Cllr Pa Daly and Martin Ferris TD. Photo by Dermot Crean

COUNCILLOR Pa Daly was selected by the membership to go forward as the party’s next general election candidate in Kerry at a packed Kerry Sinn Féin Convention held tonight Friday, October 4, at the Rose Hotel in Tralee.

He was nominated by a number of cumainn in the county. The convention was being held as a result of the announcement by Deputy Martin Ferris that he would not be seeking a nomination, and the result of Toireasa Ferris retiring from politics.

Pa Daly was the only name to be put forward by the membership in the county. Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty was guest speaker on the night.

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“It is a great privelige to be selected by the membership of the county as their next general election candidate,” said Cllr Pa Daly.

“I want to thank all those members who asked me to put my name forward and I will work as hard as I can to deliver a seat for the party in Kerry. I am under no illusions as to the boots I am trying to fill, Martin Ferris has been a colossus in the party since he was first elected to the Dáil in 2002 and has been a tireless worker for his constituents, the last election proved how difficult a challenge it will be.”

“Sinn Féin offers a better way and I hope to be given the chance represent the people of Kerry in Dáil Eireann.”

Former Tralee Town Councillor Cathal Foley was chosen to be co-opted onto Kerry County Council in place Toireasa Ferris who is stepping back from the world of politics.

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