Post Tagged with: "Election 2016"

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Down On A Weekend Of Drama In Killarney

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Down On A Weekend Of Drama In Killarney

February 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all over now…for the moment anyway. An exhausting weekend in Killarney for candidates and their loyal supporters came to an end on Sunday night after all the successful politicians had been elected just after 8pm. Brendan Griffin, Martin Ferris and John Brassil were hoisted on high by their supporters and the […]

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PHOTOS: Jubilant Scenes As The Final Three Are Elected

PHOTOS: Jubilant Scenes As The Final Three Are Elected

February 28, 2016 at 10:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  WE have our five TDs for the next Dail. Just after 8pm this evening, Martin Ferris, John Brassil and Brendan Griffin were elected on the 11th count with sitting Fine Gael TD Jimmy Deenihan losing out. Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin took the third seat followed by Sinn Fein’s Martin Ferris, then Fianna Fail’s John Brassil. […]

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ELECTION UPDATE: It’s Almost Certain To Be Brassil, Ferris And Griffin

ELECTION UPDATE: It’s Almost Certain To Be Brassil, Ferris And Griffin

February 28, 2016 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

FINE Gael’s Jimmy Deenihan will need a miracle if he is to retain his seat in the next Dail. After the tenth count in the Kerry constituency, he lies 4,106 behind his closest rival, Fianna Fail’s John Brassil – who now has 11,955 – for the last seat. It is certain that […]

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ELECTION UPDATE: Ferris Takes The Lead Over Griffin After Ninth Count

ELECTION UPDATE: Ferris Takes The Lead Over Griffin After Ninth Count

February 28, 2016 at 5:49 pm Comments are Disabled

MARTIN Ferris has overtaken Brendan Griffin in the race for the remaining seats in the Kerry constituency after the ninth count. After the distribution of Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman and Brian Finucane’s votes, the Ardfert man received 1,139 votes. This put him ahead of Griffin who only received 173 votes. Ferris now […]

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ELECTION UPDATE: O’Gorman And Finucane Eliminated After Eighth Count

ELECTION UPDATE: O’Gorman And Finucane Eliminated After Eighth Count

February 28, 2016 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

BRIAN Finucane and Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman were eliminated after the eighth count which saw John Brassil extend his lead over Jimmy Deenihan. The Fine Gael man is now 1,916 behind the Fianna Fail candidate from Ballyheigue as Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris lead the way on 11,223 and  10,583 respectively and are virtually assured […]

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ELECTION 2016: Results Of Seventh Count Sees Little Change

ELECTION 2016: Results Of Seventh Count Sees Little Change

February 28, 2016 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the seventh count, things haven’t changed that much with Jimmy Deenihan still chasing the pack. The Fine Gael man is 1,880 votes behind Fianna Fail’s John Brassil with Brendan Griffin and Martin Ferris still in a great position to be re-elected. They are now distributing Michael Fitzgerald of the Green Party’s […]

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Ferris, Brassil And Griffin Looking Good For Remaining Seats

Ferris, Brassil And Griffin Looking Good For Remaining Seats

February 28, 2016 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the sixth count in the Kerry Constituency, it looks at this stage like Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin, Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris are certain to be elected with Fianna Fáil’s John Brassil taking the last seat at Jimmy Deenihan’s expense. Brendan Griffin is on 10,872 with Martin Ferris next on 10,418 followed by Brassil on […]

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Michael Healy Rae: ‘I’m Deeply Indebted To The People Of Tralee’

Michael Healy Rae: ‘I’m Deeply Indebted To The People Of Tralee’

February 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

MICHAEL Healy Rae expressed his thanks to the people of Tralee for their votes and said he and his brother will be fighting for the town when they take their places in the Dail. Despite coming from the south of the county, Michael polled over 4,000 first preference votes in […]

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How Twitter Reacted To The Massive Healy Rae Vote

How Twitter Reacted To The Massive Healy Rae Vote

February 28, 2016 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

IT has been a simply remarkable weekend for the Healy Rae clan as they will have two representatives in the next Dáil. Michael was elected on Saturday night after 11pm with over 20,000 first preference votes – the most in the country – and Danny follows today. Of course this has […]

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Election 2016: First Count Result Elects Michael Healy Rae On Biggest First Preference Vote In Country

Election 2016: First Count Result Elects Michael Healy Rae On Biggest First Preference Vote In Country

February 27, 2016 at 11:39 pm 1 comment

WELL it took some time, but Michael Healy Rae was eventually elected with the biggest first preference vote in the country on 20,378 votes on the first count on Saturday night in the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre in an historic night for Kerry politics. It was initially expected that the first […]

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Healy Raes Set To Take Two Seats With Spring In Trouble According To Tallies

Healy Raes Set To Take Two Seats With Spring In Trouble According To Tallies

February 27, 2016 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Healy Rae brothers are looking good to take two seats in the upcoming general election according to tallies with 69% of the boxes opened. With 146 boxes opened at the count centre in Killarney, Michael Healy Rae is at 13,544 with his brother Danny at 7,133 and Michael is […]

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Election 2016: Turnout At About 30 Per Cent Around Tralee Town In Mid-Afternoon

Election 2016: Turnout At About 30 Per Cent Around Tralee Town In Mid-Afternoon

February 26, 2016 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

VOTERS are continuing to cast their votes today in the general election and there was a healthy enough turnout in town in the mid-afternoon. By lunchtime there was reports of a turnout of around 15% in some areas in town, but this had doubled by 3pm  in some stations we visited. We […]

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Danny Healy Rae’s Odds Shorten Dramatically With The Bookies

Danny Healy Rae’s Odds Shorten Dramatically With The Bookies

February 24, 2016 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest betting on the Kerry constituency has seen Danny Healy Rae move from 8/1 to 1/8 to win a seat after Friday’s General Election. His brother Michael is a dead cert according to the bookies at 1/80 as voters prepare to go to the polls. Paddy Power’s odds also […]

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VIDEO: Some Famous Faces Are Supporting A Kerry Fianna Fáil Candidate…Sort Of

VIDEO: Some Famous Faces Are Supporting A Kerry Fianna Fáil Candidate…Sort Of

February 20, 2016 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

APPARENTLY, Fianna Fáil candidate Norma Moriarty is getting support from unexpected quarters, if this video below is to believed. Uploaded by south Kerry based comedian, Bernard Casey, the clip features audio messages left on Norma’s phone from Weeshie Fogarty, Enda Kenny, Joan Bruton, Sir David Attenborough, Ger Loughnane and, (even […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Blasts Government’s Health Record As Minister Varadkar Arrives In Town

February 19, 2016 at 9:56 am 1 comment

SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris has blasted Fine Gael’s record on health as Minister Leo Varadkar prepares to visit the newly renamed University Hospital Kerry today. “Fine Gael’s legacy in health is chaos in emergency departments, people waiting on hospital trolleys for days on end, endless waiting lists, and children denied essential treatments,” said Deputy […]

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St Vincent de Paul Tralee Area President, Junior Locke. File Photo.

Election 2016: Bin Charges And Rent Allowance Just Two Of The Issues Facing Tralee’s Poor

February 18, 2016 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

In the lead to Election 2016, we spoke to St Vincent de Paul’s Junior Locke, about the issues facing people struggling with poverty in Tralee… St Vincent de Paul, Tralee Area President, Junior Locke,  feels access to TDs, along with bin charges and rent allowance, are major issues for people facing poverty in town. “The […]

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VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

February 18, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER that sand art ‘election poster’ for Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman which went viral earlier this week. Well the independent candidate on the Right2Change platform has just released a time-lapse video showing how it was done. The event took place on Monday at the beach in Pixie’s hometown of Ballybunion and garnered national […]

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Election 2016: Here Are The Issues Most Important To Kerry Voters

February 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE opinion poll carried out in the Kerry constituency by Ipsos/MRBI for TG4, revealed last night, asked the people who they will be voting for come February 26. In addition to which candidates will get their No.1 votes (reported by us earlier here), a sample of Kerry voters was also asked about the […]

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Donal Corcoran

Renua Candidate Says Childcare Costs In Kerry “Like A Second Mortgage” For Families

February 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Renua Ireland candidate for Kerry, Donal Corcoran, has said that the cost and availability of quality childcare in Kerry is one of the biggest issues facing young families in Kerry. The cost of childcare is the equivalent to a second mortgage and in some cases and while there is tax […]

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Healy Raes Map Out Where Each Of Them Wants Their No.1s…Literally

Healy Raes Map Out Where Each Of Them Wants Their No.1s…Literally

February 17, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE vote management has been going on for years in political parties, the Healy Raes are taking it to a fine art…or cartography in this case. They have released a colour-coded map of Kerry which shows precisely which areas they are looking for No.1 and No.2 votes for Michael and Danny. It’s […]

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Tanaiste Joan Burton and Deputy Arthur Spring meet a junior infants class in Blennerville National School. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Election 2016: Tánaiste Pays A Visit To A Wet And Windy Tralee

February 17, 2016 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

TÁNAISTE Joan Burton was in town on Tuesday to lend her support to Labour candidate, Deputy Arthur Spring ahead of Friday’s week’s election d-day. To the disappointment of national media assembled, due to persistent, heavy rain, a chance for the Tánaiste to really get out in about in Tralee with Deputy […]

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New Poll Reveals Healy Raes Are In Great Position To Get Two Seats

New Poll Reveals Healy Raes Are In Great Position To Get Two Seats

February 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NEW poll, just released, shows the possibility of Michael Healy Rae being joined by his brother Danny in the next Dáil is a very real one. The results of the Ipsos-MRBI poll – conducted last Thursday and Friday just after Danny Healy Rae declared he was running –  for the television […]

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PHOTO: Pixie’s Magical Way Of Getting Election Message Across On The Beach

PHOTO: Pixie’s Magical Way Of Getting Election Message Across On The Beach

February 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the flyers are, well, flying through the letterboxes and posters are aplenty on poles around town, a Kerry candidate in the forthcoming election has taken a more novel and environmentally friendly way of getting his message across in his home town. Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman from Ballybunion is running as […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candidates Form Coalition To Defeat Elysha And Friends At Musical Launch

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candidates Form Coalition To Defeat Elysha And Friends At Musical Launch

February 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL politicians showed showed some pretty good skills at a special 5-a-side soccer match on stage at Siamsa Tíre on Sunday morning. The unusual location was apt, as the event was held to launch Tralee Musical Society’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Beautiful Game’, which will be performed at the venue […]

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Somebody Seems To Think Donald Trump Has Joined The Kerry Election Race

Somebody Seems To Think Donald Trump Has Joined The Kerry Election Race

February 16, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT seems someone in town feels Donald Trump should be kept in mind for a No.1 ahead of election day. This photo was not taken in some square-shaped ‘fly over state’ in the US, but on the Dingle road just past the roundabout to the Aqua Dome. In the photo, […]

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How Twitter Reacted To Danny Healy Rae Entering Election Race

How Twitter Reacted To Danny Healy Rae Entering Election Race

February 11, 2016 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Healy Rae’s are known for having a trick or two up their sleeve at election time. Today they caught the public by surprise with the last minute inclusion of Danny Healy Rae as a candidate. Have they sprung an ace or will they be left holding a joker? The […]

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Danny Healy Rae Declares As Candidate In General Election Race

Danny Healy Rae Declares As Candidate In General Election Race

February 11, 2016 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

DANNY Healy Rae has declared himself as a candidate in the next general election. In a move which will shock the political world, the brother of Michael Healy Rae, who is strongly tipped to top to poll in Kerry, will bid to get two seats for the Healy Rae clan. The independent […]

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Arthur Spring gives his view at the Tralee Chamber Alliance/AIB election breakfast in the Manor West Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Spring Tops The Poll With Businesspeople At Chamber Event

February 11, 2016 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

IF the election went by the votes cast by those present at a Tralee Chamber Alliance event this morning, Arthur Spring wouldn’t have much to worry about in two weeks time. Many of Kerry’s candidates in the forthcoming General Election gave their views on a number of local and national issues at a […]

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With Over Two Weeks To Go Here’s How The Bookies Think The Election Will Go In Kerry

With Over Two Weeks To Go Here’s How The Bookies Think The Election Will Go In Kerry

February 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm 1 comment

OPERATING with the perceived wisdom that “the bookies are always right”, with just two and a half weeks to voting, we had a look at how the 2016 General Election betting is shaping up for the new five seat Kerry constituency. According to Paddy Power, they’re banking on business as usual for four current […]

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Council Asks Parties To Refrain From Putting Election Posters On Road Signs

Council Asks Parties To Refrain From Putting Election Posters On Road Signs

February 4, 2016 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council is asking candidates and political parties to refrain from placing posters for the general election on road traffic signs or poles as well as overhead bridges. Posters should not obstruct sight lines for motorists and the view of motorists or present a traffic hazard. Kerry County Council […]

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