Thursday February 27, 2020

Cork South Central: Martin, McGrath and Coveney scrap it out

It is the constituency with the biggest personalities in the country. There is little doubt that at least three of the sitting TDs will be re-elected, but that does not make the competition in the four-seater any less intense

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

2nd February, 2020
Fine Gael’s Simon Coveney canvassing during winter showers in the suburb of Grange. Picture: John Allen

“It would be lovely if you were the leader,” Simon Coveney is told by a retired woman cradling a Jack Russell terrier in her arms.

Thelma Lingwood is a big fan of the Fine Gael TD, who has arrived at the door of her house in the Clifton Grange estate in Cork city.

“Don’t be saying that,” Coveney says gently, as he pats her on the arm.

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