Anne McEllistrim added to Fianna Fáil Killarney ticket

Cllr Anne McEllistrim   A Kerry Fianna Fáil councillor has been added to party’s local election ticket in Killarney Cllr Anne McEllistrim failed to get a nomination at the parties convention in September when sitting County Councillor John Joe Culloty was selected alongside Niall Kelliher and John O’Shea. In what was described as a shock outcome, Cllr McEllistrim was beaten to the nomination by Rathmore based businessman and Fianna Fáil National Executive member Niall Kelleher who won the vote by 17 votes to 13. Cllr McEllistrim had moved from the Tralee electoral area where she currently holds a seat to make way for her brother former TD Tom McEllistrim who was selected for Fianna Fail in that area last week. Following the convention she had called on the party to add her to the ticket and the National executive decided to make her the fourth candidate for the party in Killarney. Meanwhile there were calls at a meeting of the Listowel  Comhairle Ceantar to add Cllr Tom Walsh and former Seantor Dan Kiely to the party’s list of candidates in that area.