Minister Brendan Griffin calls for a Saturday election

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, visited a number of locations along the Wild Atlantic Way route in Kerry that will undergo major improvement works as part of Fáilte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Congestion and Visitor Management Project. The 50km stretch of the route is set to undergo infrastructural improvements at six key locations from Milltown Bridge to Clogher Head, taking in Slea Head Drive, Fahan Group Beehive Huts, Coumeenoole Beach and Ceann Sleibhe. The proposed works will improve public safety measures and alleviate traffic congestion and will include upgraded car parking and visitor facilities and additional signage. Funded by the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund as part of Project Ireland 2040, this Fáilte Ireland project, in partnership with Kerry County Council, will ensure the sustainable development of the tourism industry in the region.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

Junior Minister Brendan Griffin has called for the election to be held on a Saturday.

The Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister says he believes the most likely date for the election is February 7th but he’s calling on the Taoiseach to consider holding a Saturday election to allow more people to vote.

The Minister added that he believes an announcement will be made by Thursday.

He was speaking on this morning’s Kerry Today programme.