90% of Fine Gael councillors in Kerry and Cork are said to be backing Simon Coveney

90% of Fine Gael councillors in Kerry and Cork are backing Simon Coveney in the party’s leadership contest.

Simon Coveney’s Director of Elections, Minister Damien English welcomed the support; saying 28 of the 31 councillors across both counties are supporting the Cork man.

Minister English says they are delighted with what is a significant endorsement from the Councillors in Minister Coveney’s home and neighbouring county.