Kerry’s first senator has been elected to the new Seanad. Sitting Listowel senator Ned O’Sullivan of Fianna Fail was elected following the 15th count of the Labour Panel. Senator Ned O’Sullivan today became the first candidate from Kerry to be elected to the new Seanad, following the elimination of Fine Gael Cllr Jim Finucane and Killorglin’s Liam Crowley of Fianna Fáil on Monday night. The Fianna Fáil senator first joined the Seanad in 2007. Ned O’Sullivan said his party’s vote management was a key factor in today’s result. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/56107/medium/”] Five candidates from Kerry remain in the running for Seanad seats. Sitting Fine Gael Senator Paul Coghlan, Fianna Fáil Councillor Niall Kelleher and Tralee Mayor Thomas MacEllistrim are seeking seats on the Industrial & Commercial Panel. On the Administrative panel, sitting Kenmare Senator Mark Daly of Fianna Fáil and Rathmore Senator Tom Sheahan of Fine Gael are seeking re-election.