Saturday February 22, 2020

Election 2016: Brothers in arms - welcome to Kerry

The arrival of Michael Healy-Rae’s brother Danny into the race has become the story of the election in Kerry

21st February, 2016
Fianna Fáil candidate John Brassil and local councillor Niall Kelleher canvassing Hillary Fleming in Killarney Pictures: Don MacMonagle

The drive into Kerry, always breathtaking, has a new adornment. A huge articulated truck emblazoned with a smiling Michael Healy-Rae now sits just across the Limerick border.

The family has become as emblematic of Kerry as the majestic snow capped Reeks on the southern horizon. The message of the truck is clear: If Kerry is a kingdom, it belongs to the Healy-Raes.

The arrival of Michael’s brother Danny into the race has become the story...

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