A Labour minister says the results of the Kerry constitutency will be an indicator as to how her party will perform at the next general election.
The junior party in coalition, Labour is at 7 per cent in opinion polls – compared to the 19 per cent it won at the last general election.
Voters in this county were represented by two three-seater constituencies.
However, Kerry has been reduced to a single constituency with five Dáil seats. Labour TD Arthur Spring is one of three deputies representing the outgoing Kerry North – West Limerick constituency. The Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan says Kerry will be important for her party: