John Brassil’s Early Concession that His Seat is in Danger

John Brassil’s Early Concession that His Seat is in Danger

Like many other centres around the country today, ballot boxes were opened at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre at the promised 9am this morning. Immediately, the figure starved, ravenous tally men and women leaned over the barriers and called out what they were seeing as the ballots were exposed before them. Kerry Playing Its…

GPs Slush Fund Abuse to end if FF Elected – Brassil

GPs Slush Fund Abuse to end if FF Elected – Brassil

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Primary Care and TD for Kerry John Brassil said that the days of using GPs as an electoral slush fund will end if Fianna Fáil is elected – the party pledges to negotiate a new contract. “For the past two budgets – both of which were possible election pitches – the…

FF Plan will Tackle Dysfunctional Insurance Market – Brassil

FF Plan will Tackle Dysfunctional Insurance Market – Brassil

Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry John Brassil says his party is the only one which has concrete measures which will effectively tackle insurance costs. He says Fianna Fáil will deal with the problem, unlike Fine Gael, which has allowed it to escalate out of control over the past four years. Impact on Towns and Villages…

Fianna Fáil adds Cllr. Norma Foley to Kerry General Election Ticket

Fianna Fáil adds Cllr. Norma Foley to Kerry General Election Ticket

Fianna Fáil Councillor Norma Foley has been selected to contest the General Election for Kerry, joining John Brassil TD and Cllr. Norma Moriarty on the Party ticket in that constituency. Cllr. Foley is a teacher by profession and lives and works in Tralee. Since 2004, Cllr. Foley has represented the people of the Tralee Municipal…

Castleisland Businesses Under Threat From Rates Hikes – Fionnán Fitzgerald

Castleisland Businesses Under Threat From Rates Hikes – Fionnán Fitzgerald

Fianna Fáil, Local Election candidate for the Castleisland area, Fionnán Fitzgerald has issued a statement in which he called for an easing of the pressure on local businesses from rising commercial rates. A couple of weeks ago The Maine Valley Post highlighted the imposition of punitive rates being levied annually by Kerry County Council on…

Democracy Mauled in Kerry by Fianna Fáil’s Gender Quota Policy ?

Democracy Mauled in Kerry by Fianna Fáil’s Gender Quota Policy ?

Another of the Kerry Fianna Fáil general election hopefuls has expressed his disappointment at being passed over for inclusion on the ticket to accompany sitting TD John Brassil into the next Dáil election. Cllr. Michael Cahill questions the point of holding a convention – which he topped – if party headquarter then imposes a candidate…

Fianna Fáil adds Second Candidate to General Election Ticket in Kerry

Fianna Fáil adds Second Candidate to General Election Ticket in Kerry

Fianna Fáil’s National Constituencies Committee has confirmed the addition of Cllr. Norma Moriarty to the party ticket in the Kerry constituency.  She joins sitting TD and Spokesperson on Primary Care and Community Health, John Brassil. The ticket in Kerry will be kept under review over the next number of months. 4,400 First Preferences Cllr. Moriarty…

Ferris Offers Condolences on Death of Mary Brassil

Ferris Offers Condolences on Death of Mary Brassil

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has, on behalf of his party, offered condolences to the family of the late Mary Brassil, mother of John Brassil TD. “On behalf of the Sinn Féin party in Kerry, I would like to offer my deepest and sincerest condolences to John and his sister Norma, and the wider…

Post Office Redundancies – Local Offices in Firing Line

Post Office Redundancies – Local Offices in Firing Line

The deadlines issued to rural post-masters and post-mistresses should be extended to allow them decide on redundancy packages – according the Kerry Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil. New contracts issued by An Post will continue to stymy development and viability of local, rural post offices – he said. Local Communities Hit According to Mr. Brasill,…

Brassil Calls for Decisive Action of Water Supply Breakdown

Brassil Calls for Decisive Action of Water Supply Breakdown

Every effort must be made to co-ordinate a full response to the Listowel water breakdown as an estimated 17,000 homes are left dry as the mechanisms fail in the town’s supply system – that’s according to Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil. Deputy Brasill has called on Kerry County Council and Irish Water to…