FF officers had lengthy meetings with O’Donoghue over decision to quit politics

The Comhairle Dáil Cheanntair of Fianna Fáil in Kerry has said it had lengthy meetings with Cllr Paul O’Donoghue over the past week about his decision to quit local politics. Earlier this week, Radio Kerry News reported that the long-serving Killorglin area councillor was withdrawing from the May local elections – a decision he confirmed in a statement today. Party colleagues have been paying tribute to the Caherciveen native who has served as a member of Kerry County Council since 1997. fianna fail logoCllr O’Donoghue had been selected as a candidate for the South and West Kerry area at a party convention last November. In his statement to Radio Kerry News, he said he could not give the forthcoming campaign the time and effort required and was pulling out of the contest. Paul O’Donoghue’s first cousin and fellow councillor, Michael O’Shea said that he would be a big loss to the party organisation: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/18193/medium/”]