Sunday February 16, 2020

Tipperary: Emotions run high in competitive five-seater

Alan Kelly faces an unexpected threat, a minister’s sister attempts to win back a seat for Fine Gael and Michael Lowry defends his local-first approach

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

19th January, 2020
Alan Kelly TD chats to passing motorist Tom Mitchell as he campaigns for re-election in Nenagh Picture: Barry Cronin

"I’m quite an emotional person.”

It’s a quarter past three on a bright Thursday afternoon and Alan Kelly has begun to open up his soul as he knocks on doors in the Sallygrove Estate in Nenagh.

Could this be the same “power is a drug” Kelly, the politician referred to as “AK-47” by both his admirers and detractors? The same man who was famously pictured, red-faced and screaming with delight...

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