Fine Gael to target South Kerry

Fine Gael is to target Kerry South as part of a nationwide attempt to win more seats in the next general election. Enda Kenny has identified 31 possible gains in constituencies throughout the country. Last week Enda Kenny told the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting that he will be targeting 31 seats in the next general election. Now the locations of those 31 have been revealed. The party’s list of targets is predictably dominated by seats lost in 2002. However they’re also looking at winning extra seats in a number of constituencies including Kerry South. Currently the 3 Kerry south seats are held by fianna fail, labour and independent deputy Jackie Healy Rae. Fine Gael party headquarters will be hoping that they can change this. It’s unclear who they have in mind to battle for a seat in Kerry South but president of the GAA Sean Kelly has been suggested. Whoever is chosen the party will be hoping to present a united front in the county and put behind them any talk of divisions which arose last week over Kerry county council’s vote on Dana`s nomination for President.

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