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Norma Foley.

It’s All Over In Kerry As Norma Foley Takes Fifth And Final Seat

February 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm 1 comment

IT’S all over. Kerry has its five representatives for the 33rd Dáil with two of them from Tralee. Norma Foley took the fifth and final seat after the eighth count at the expense of her Fianna Fáil party colleague and outgoing TD, John Brassil, at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre […]

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Cleo Murphy has been eliminated after the seventh count.

Just One Count To Go After Cleo Murphy Eliminated

February 10, 2020 at 5:39 pm Comments are Disabled

GREEN Party candidate Cleo Murphy has been eliminated after the seventh count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this evening, leaving just one more count to determine the destination of the fifth and final seat in the Kerry constituency. The seventh count distributed Brendan Griffin’s surplus of 1,758 with […]

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Danny Healy Rae And Brendan Griffin Elected After Sixth Count

Danny Healy Rae And Brendan Griffin Elected After Sixth Count

February 10, 2020 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

SITTING TDs, Independent Danny Healy Rae and Fine Gael’s Brendan Griffin have been reelected to the Dáil after the sixth count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this afternoon. The seventh count is underway now which will distribute Brendan Griffin’s surplus of 1,758. The sixth count saw the distribution of […]

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Norma Foley.

Seat Almost Certain For Foley After Large Gain In Fifth Count

February 10, 2020 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE fifth count has taken place at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre and Danny Healy Rae is just 281 votes from retaining his seat. It saw the distribution of  4,217 votes from Fianna Fáil’s Norma Moriarty who was eliminated after the fourth count. Danny Healy Rae received 574 votes […]

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Danny Healy Rae Within Touching Distance After Fourth Count

Danny Healy Rae Within Touching Distance After Fourth Count

February 10, 2020 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE fourth count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this afternoon saw Danny Healy Rae move closer to retaining his seat after gaining a number of transfers. The count saw the distribution of  2,135 votes from Sonny Foran (Aontú), John Bowler (Irish Freedom Party), Ted Cronin (Ind) and Sean […]

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Foley Moves Further Ahead Of Brassil After Third Count

Foley Moves Further Ahead Of Brassil After Third Count

February 10, 2020 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PA Daly’s surplus of 2,788 didn’t see anyone elected after the Kerry constituency third count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this afternoon, but it moved a few candidates closer to the finish line. Danny Healy Rae received 729 of the Sinn Féin candidate’s votes to put leave him […]

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Danny Healy Rae.

Danny Healy Rae And Brendan Griffin Still Well Short Of Quota After Second Count

February 10, 2020 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

IT could be a while yet. Independent TD Danny Healy Rae didn’t receive as much of his brother Michael’s surplus of 3,873 as expected at the Kerry constituency second count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this morning. There are three seats left to be filled and while Danny […]

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Pa Daly held aloft by supporters at the count centre tonight.

Sinn Féin’s Pa Daly And Michael Healy Rae Elected On The First Count

February 9, 2020 at 9:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first count result from the Kerry Constituency is in from Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre and it’s no surprise that it reflects the tally results from earlier today. Independent Michael Healy Rae and Sinn Féin’s Pa Daly, were elected on the first count tonight with the Kilgarvan man topping […]

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The Final Tallies Are In And It’s Clear Where The Seats Are Going

The Final Tallies Are In And It’s Clear Where The Seats Are Going

February 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THE final tallies are in from the count centre in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre and it’s clear that it will be as you were in terms of which parties/independents take the seats in the Kerry constituency. Michael Healy Rae and his brother Danny Healy Rae will be back in […]

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Early Tallies Reveal Strong Showing For Healy Raes And Pa Daly

Early Tallies Reveal Strong Showing For Healy Raes And Pa Daly

February 9, 2020 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the terrible weather, the turnout in Kerry for the General Election is estimated at around 66%, down on 70.73% in 2016. Now it’s time for the candidates to find out how the public voted and the boxes are currently being opened at the count centre in Killarney Sports and […]

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General Election 2020 News Briefs

General Election 2020 News Briefs

February 6, 2020 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

• KERRY Aontú General Election Candidate Sonny Foran has called on Kerry County Council to provide increased lighting for graveyards to enable people to visit their loved ones in the evening time. “I have spoken to many people who live in rural areas, many of whom are elderly, and who […]

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TG4 Poll Shows Areas Where Candidates Are Strongest Around Kerry

TG4 Poll Shows Areas Where Candidates Are Strongest Around Kerry

February 5, 2020 at 10:39 am 1 comment

A CLOSER look at the TG4 Kerry constituency poll results released last night reveals some interesting trends. The poll which was carried out last weekend saw Sinn Féin’s Pa Daly and Michael Healy Rae both on 20% and leading the field. TG4’s Sean Mac an tSíthigh tweeted more data from […]

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Cllr Pa Daly.

TG4 Poll Shows Pa Daly And Michael Healy Rae Leading The Field

February 4, 2020 at 7:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW poll conducted for TG4 revealed tonight, shows Independent TD Michael Healy Rae and Sinn Fein’s Pa Daly leading the field in the Kerry constituency. The poll, which was carried out last weekend in areas around the constituency on 538 people and carries a margin of error of plus […]

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John Brassil TD on the canvass chatting to Anthony Garvey.

Brassil Loses Nearly A Stone In A Fortnight Thanks To The ‘C-Plan’

February 2, 2020 at 12:58 pm 1 comment

IT’S the new weight-loss fad that’s sweeping the nation in the past few weeks and a local TD is feeling the benefits. What is it? Canvassing! Yes, apparently traipsing up and down the roads and estates of the county looking for votes will get you fit and losing weight faster than […]

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Green Party candidate Cleo Murphy (centre) with Tralee canvassers in Caherslee.

Green Candidate Wants Tralee To Get Its Own Town Council Back

January 30, 2020 at 10:39 am 1 comment

THE Green Party candidate for Kerry wants to see Tralee get back its own town council to focus on the specific needs of the county capital. The Green Party’s manifesto is proposing to introduce district councils, similar to the abolished town councils, but with greater responsibility for the rural hinterland. […]

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Society Urges Kerry People To Bring Up Cancer Issue With Candidates

Society Urges Kerry People To Bring Up Cancer Issue With Candidates

January 29, 2020 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Cancer Society is asking its supporters in Kerry and across Ireland to bring up the issue of cancer on the doorsteps during the election campaign to improve the experiences of patients and save lives. The Society is contacting 100,000 of its supporters nationwide about its #CancerMatters campaign and […]

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Daly Says Sinn Féin Manifesto On Mental Health Will Meet Challenges Faced In Kerry

Daly Says Sinn Féin Manifesto On Mental Health Will Meet Challenges Faced In Kerry

January 29, 2020 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin General Election candidate in Kerry, Cllr Pa Daly, has said that it is the duty of legislators to do more with regards to mental health. Daly said that he believes that a different approach to the provision of mental health services is needed and says his party’s manifesto […]

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Cllr Pa Daly.

Daly Says Sinn Féin In Government Would Deliver 20,000 Houses A Year

January 28, 2020 at 10:41 am 2 comments

KERRY Sinn Féin general election candidate, Cllr Pa Daly, has said that his party will deliver an average 20,000 houses a year and 100,000 over the lifetime of a government. Cllr Daly said housing is one of the big issues coming up when canvassing on the doorstep. “The lack of […]

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Deputy John Brassil.

Brassil Says Fianna Fáil Will Reverse Cuts To Disability Services In Kerry

January 27, 2020 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY TD John Brassil has written to Ger Reaney of the Cork and Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation and demanded an immediate meeting with the HSE about the cuts to disability services in Kerry. He said Fianna Fail have committed to reversing the cuts in their election manifesto and increasing spending […]

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Chamber Wants New Government To Create Hundreds Of Jobs A Year For Tralee

Chamber Wants New Government To Create Hundreds Of Jobs A Year For Tralee

January 24, 2020 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance today released their General Election 2020 Manifesto, calling on the incoming Government to support the needs of Kerry’s Capital to create up to 400 new jobs a year. The detailed manifesto outlined a number of key areas to be addressed to support Tralee grow in population by […]

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Daly Criticises Fine Gael Cllr’s Comments On Health Service Privatisation

Daly Criticises Fine Gael Cllr’s Comments On Health Service Privatisation

January 23, 2020 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

SINN Féin Councillor Pa Daly has criticised the comments of a Kerry Fine Gael candidate who suggested privatising the health service after a period of time if reforms did not work. Speaking on Radio Kerry, Listowel Municipal District Cllr, Mike Kennelly, said that the current reform process by the HSE […]

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Council Reminds Candidates Of Laws Relating To Election Posters

Council Reminds Candidates Of Laws Relating To Election Posters

January 21, 2020 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is advising candidates for the forthcoming general election of the legislative requirements in relation to the erection and placement of election posters. Election candidates are reminded that under Section 95 of the Road Traffic Act 1961, it is an offence to attach any sign or poster to […]

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Bishop Ray Browne at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bishop Of Kerry Encourages Everyone To Vote In Upcoming Election

January 20, 2020 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

BISHOP of Kerry Ray Browne has encouraged people to vote in the upcoming general election. In a statement issued today, the Bishop says the country faces a number of challenges including in housing, the envirnonment and healthcare. “I encourage every person to cast their vote. There is a need to appreciate […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Are You Registered To Vote? If Not Here’s What You Need To Do

January 16, 2020 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is reminding members of the public to check that they are registered to vote in the general election which will be held on Saturday, February 8. Kerry County Council is the body responsible for maintaining and updating the Register of Electors for County Kerry. Members of the […]

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Kenmare MD Cllr Gives Support To Norma Foley’s Election Campaign

Kenmare MD Cllr Gives Support To Norma Foley’s Election Campaign

January 16, 2020 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE there was speculation that a local Fianna Fáil councillor would break from the party run as an independent in the general election, he has instead pledged his support for a Tralee councillor. Kenmare Municipal District Cllr Michael Cahill confirmed this morning on Radio Kerry that he will not be […]

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Kerry To Go To The Polls On A Saturday As Election Set To Be Announced

January 14, 2020 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

THE General Election is set to be announced and the bad news for primary school children (and their teachers) is that they won’t get a day off. Saturday, February 8 is the date when the country will go to the polls, according to many political correspondents this morning, marking a […]

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