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Fine Gael’s Jim Daly says there are “a lot of lessons to be learned”

John Bohane in Clonakilty FINE Gael TD Jim Daly regained his seat in the Cork South West constituency after he came in third behind newly elected duo Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (Fianna Fail) and Michael Collins (Independent). Jim finished with a final total of 9,799 following a day of mixed emotions for the Fine Gael party who had their other sitting TD Noel Harrington lose out following a hard fought party.

Poll topper Margaret Murphy O’Mahony – “I never dreamt this moment would come true”

John Bohane in Clonakilty NEWLY elected Fianna Fáil TD Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has expressed her delight at being the first female TD ever elected represent the Cork SW constituency when the new Dail resumes on Thursday, March 10th. Speaking to West Cork Times she said, “I am absolutely over the moon to have been elected to serve the people of Cork South West. It is a great honour. I am

Margaret Murphy O’Mahony makes history as West Cork’s first female TD

John Bohane in Clonakilty MARGARET Murphy O’Mahony made history in Clonakilty when she was elected the first female TD to serve the South West constituency. The Fianna Fail candidate was elected along with Independent Michael Collins and sitting Fine Gael TD Jim Daly. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony topped the poll after she received an extra 1,942 votes following the distribution of Independent candidate Alan Coleman’s votes. These extra votes propelled her

New TD Michael Collins – “I will fight for every single person in West Cork”

John Bohane in Clonakilty NEWLY elected Independent TD Michael Collins hailed his election to serve the Cork South West constituency following his dramatic election. The Mizen-based councillor told West Cork Times he was overwhelmed with the support he received throughout the constituency. “Absolutely delighted with my election. We worked very hard to achieve this result. I have worked hard over the last 25 years and especially over the last number

Coleman drops out – next count will tell all

John Bohane in Clonakilty INDEPENDENT Cllr Alan Coleman has just been eliminated from the hunt for a seat in the Cork SW constituency following the distribution of Sinn Fein candidate Rachel McCarthy’s total transferable vote of 3,346. Independent Cllr Michael Collins has moved into second place in the race for the three seats after he gained 1,465 which moved him onto a current total of 9,258. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony (Fianna

Rachel McCarthy out at third count

John Bohane in Clonakilty SINN Féin candidate Rachel McCarthy has been eliminated from the Cork SW constituency following the distribution of the sitting Labour TD Michael McCarthy’s transferable vote of 3,151. Fianna Fail Cllr Margaret Murphy O’Mahony remains in pole position after she collected a further 383 votes which brings her to a current total of 9,228 votes.

Michael McCarthy bows out

John Bohane in Clonakilty OUTGOING Labour TD Michael McCarthy has been eliminated following the distribution of the combined votes (2,562) of the four candidates Johnny O’Mahony (Green Party), Theresa Heaney (Catholic Democrat), Fiona Pettit O’Leary (Independent) and Gillian Powell (Independent). Dunmanway based Labour TD Michael McCarthy was eliminated despite receiving a further 362 votes which moved him onto a final tally of 3,397 votes. The increase in votes for the

Murphy O’Mahony tops the poll in Cork Southwest

John Bohane in Clonakilty FIANNA Fáil’s Margaret Murphy O’Mahony has topped the poll in Cork South-West with 8,482 first preferences votes following the first count in Clonakilty. Margaret Murphy O’Mahony remains firmly poised to become the first woman to be elected in the constituency. The Bandon based councillor will however need another 2,333 votes to reach the quota. Sitting Fine Gael TD Jim Daly is currently in second place having

Big turnout for candidates debate in Bandon

MORE than 300 people packed into the Munster Arms Hotel in Bandon recently to attend a General Election debate among the 11 candidates seeking election to the 32nd Dáil for the Cork South West constituency. The event was organised by The Opinion magazine and moderated by editor Eddie Goggin. All of the 11 candidates were gathered together for the first time in the campaign, giving West Cork voters their first

McCarthy selected to contest Dáil election

THE Labour Party in Cork South West have selected Michael McCarthy TD as its candidate to contest the next General Election. Deputy McCarthy was selected unopposed at the Cork South West selection convention in Dunmanway, which was attended by party members and the Minister of State and longstanding Labour TD for Cork North Central, Kathleen Lynch.

Margaret Murphy O’Mahony relishing electoral challenge

by John Bohane MARGARET Murphy O’Mahony who successfully secured the Fianna Fáil nomination to run in the next general election in the Cork South West constituency is still basking in her recent success secured at the party’s convention. The county councillor successfully held off a valiant fight from Gillian Coughlan, which propels the Bandon native firmly into contention to win a seat at the next general election.

Sinn Fein to select election candiate this Friday

WEST Cork Sinn Féin members and supporters are invited to the Clonakilty Hotel this Friday evening (February 20th) at 8pm where the convention to select the candidate to contest the upcoming General Election in Cork South West will be held. The convention will be chaired by Cork City-based TD Jonathon O’Brien, with guest speaker being Ireland South Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada.

McCarthy welcomes launch of new public petitions system

LABOUR TD for Cork South-West Michael McCarthy has welcomed the launch if the new parliamentary petitions system which enables members of the public to take their policy concerns directly to the heart of Parliament and influence the parliamentary agenda.   Deputy McCarthy, who is Vice-Chair of the Committee in charge of administering the new system, said it will ensure that citizens have a greater say in policy issues.

West Cork votes yes

WEST Cork has returned a yes result in the Fiscal Treaty Referendum by a significant margin. With all the votes counted showing Cork South West went 66.3 to 33.7 per cent for a yes vote while the Cork North West constituency voted 65.6 to 34.4 per cent in favour.

Pathways to Work represents common sense approach to supporting jobseekers

FINE Gael TD for Cork South West, Noel Harrington, has welcomed the Government’s new Pathways to Work initiative which aims to help 75,000 long -term unemployed people move into the workforce by 2015. “A large number of people in Co. Cork have been affected by the unemployment scourge, either directly or through a loved one who has lost their job. “Pathways for Work aims to stop the slide of people

West Cork TD tops expenses list

BEARA TD Noel Harrington has claimed the highest level of expenses since the Dáil sat in March last year. He received €53,714.95 in expenses but was quick to point out that his political base in further from Leinster House than any other TD in the country at a distance of nearly 400km.

Progress welcome in Ethiopian adoption efforts

CORK South West Labour TD Michael McCarthy has welcomed confirmation that Minister Frances Fitzgerald has asked the Adoption Authority of Ireland (AAI) to examine the feasibility of establishing a bilateral agreement between Ireland and Ethiopia. “In recent days Minister Fitzgerald announced that she wrote to the AAI approving the commencement of a process to examine the feasibility of establishing a bilateral agreement with Ethiopia,” he said. “The AAI have now

Higgins’ election an “outstanding achievement”

THE election of Michael D Higgins as the ninth President of Ireland has been hailed by his supporters in West Cork as an “outstanding achievement”. The President Elect received more than one million votes after the fourth and final count was completed, beating his nearest rival, independent candidate Sean Gallagher by more than 370,000 votes. The Cork South West constituency was one of only four across the country that favoured