Fianna Fáil has announced that Councillor Norma Moriarty will join Councillor John Brassil on the ticket for the forthcoming General Election in the new Kerry constituency.
The Fianna Fáil National Constituencies Committee made the decision following a meeting today. Councillor Moriarty, a native from Waterville and a teacher in Kenmare, was elected to Kerry County Council in 2014 representing South and West Kerry.
Speaking afterwards Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin commented: “Fianna Fáil has an incredibly strong ticket for the General Election in Kerry. John and Norma are extremely capable candidates for Dáil Éireann and I look forward to campaigning vigorously with them.
“The next election will be an extremely important one for the future of the country. What we have at the moment is a deeply divisive and unfair government. Every major decision taken has hit struggling families the most and given priority to the wealthiest. Kerry is a very important battleground constituency in the election and I am very confident Fianna Fáil will yield positive results from the credible election platform and strong candidates we are presenting to the voters.”