I wish to acknowledge the 40 years service that my brother Sean has given to Killarney Town Council. Since 1974 Sean has worked tirelessly for the betterment of Killarney, I hope the people of Killarney appreciate his efforts.

I’m delighted that Sean is backing my campaign to secure a seat in Kerry County Council.

As many will know, Sean resigned from the Labour Party as the leadership had sold out and their actions are no longer compatible with the party’s ethos.

“The people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones Labour have always protected. Even in the budget you have the bereavement grant being taken, the telephone allowance – ticking away and plugging away at people. I think the Troika have told them to go to the maximum, that they need to cut money and that’s that, and if it costs lives then they’re not worried about it.”