Brendan Griffin on Jimmy Deenihan’s Retirement – Now Bobby !

While Deputy Brendan Griffin (centre) heaps praise on his mentor, Jimmy Deenihan on his big announcement, can Cllr. Bobby O’Connell reasonably expect a shot at a seat in Dáil Éireann at the next General Election as Griffin’s running mate. ©Photographs: John Reidy except Griffin’s.

Kerry Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has today congratulated former Minister, Jimmy Deenihan, on a long and distinguished career in service of our country.
Jimmy Deenihan today announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil in the future.

Decades of Service
“Jimmy Deenihan has given decades of outstanding service to his county and country through his role as a public representative in the Oireachtas for over 30 years.
“I wish Jimmy the very best in the latest chapter of his life, as he continues outside of politics to contribute to communities and help others,” said Deputy Griffin.
“Jimmy’s work rate as a public representative was phenomenal, something that helped him win ten elections in a row during his career, a remarkable record in modern politics.

Debt of Gratitude
“I personally owe a huge debt of gratitude to Jimmy for giving me the opportunity to learn from him as his Parliamentary Assistant for three years, an experience that has enormously benefitted my work in public service.
“Jimmy gave everything to his work, first as a Kerry footballer and then as a politician. He is a true man of Kerry and can be proud of countless achievements at local, national and international level,” Deputy Griffin concluded.
So, Bobby, who’s going to take Jimmy’s place on the ticket at the next general election?

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris sends his best wishes to Jimmy Deenihan after today's retirement announcement. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris sends his best wishes to Jimmy Deenihan after today’s retirement announcement. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Ferris Wishes Deenihan a Happy Retirement from Politics

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has offered his best wishes to former TD and Minister Jimmy Deenihan after he announced his retirement from politics today.
“I would like to offer my best wishes to Jimmy Deenihan on his retirement from politics, while Jimmy was an opponent and rival of mine on and off the field over many years,” said Deputy Ferris.

“I would have to say he never mixed personal issues with political and, like on the football field, he was tough but fair.

“I know politics can consume you and I hope Jimmy and his family enjoy his retirement and I also know that he will still make a contribution to Kerry and his local community in the coming years,” Deputy Ferris concluded.


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