Toireasa Ferris Withdraws From General Election Race

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

AT a meeting of Kerry Sinn Féin members at Kerins O’Rahilly’s clubhouse in Tralee on Monday night, Cllr Toireasa Ferris announced that she was regrettably withdrawing her candidature as a general election candidate due to health concerns.

In a very emotional speech, Cllr Ferris stated; “This has been a very difficult decision to make but I have had a number of health issues recently, and while they have ultimately turned out not to be serious at this stage, I have been advised to make changes to the pace of my life before symptoms became established.”

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“The timing of this announcement is not what I would have wished, but with a looming election and to be fair to party members and the electorate I had to make this decision, which I have struggled over, now.”

“I would like to thank the membership once again for their faith in me and I know that whoever the candidate will be, will work their utmost for the people of Kerry,” added Cllr Ferris, who will still serve as a Tralee Municipal District councillor after being re-elected to Kerry County Council last month.  Kerry Sinn Féin will announce a new date for convention shortly.

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