Tipperary Fianna Fail select sitting TD Jackie Cahill as election candidate

Tipperary Fianna Fail select sitting TD Jackie Cahill as election candidate

Jackie Cahill TD

Sitting TD Jackie Cahill was selected as Fianna Fail general election candidate at a selection convention in Thurles.

He took 535 of the available 933 votes.

Next came Michael Smith with 240; Siobhan Ambrose with 111; and Imelda Goldsboro with 47.

The party is likely to add a second candidate and former candidate Siobhan Ambrose is the front runner as she will give the team a geographical spread from her Clonmel base.

Deputy Cahill’s huge vote at convention is a ringing endorsement from the party grassroots in Tipperary.