THE seventh local election victory in a row was described as “an achievement I’m very proud of” by Fianna Fáil Councillor, Kevin Sheahan.
Having first run in 1985 Cllr Sheahan reflected he was the fourth candidate elected to one of five seats available that day. Today the Fianna Fáil councillor was elected in what was the final count for the constituency.
“Well it’s a late stage in the day, but a victory is a victory. An election hard fought. Great supporters, great workers, and a great family,” he said pausing, “It’s very special.”
The councillor noted the party is back to “the strength they would like to have in the Rathkeale area” with two Fianna Fáil councillors being elected, Bridie Collins the second Fianna Fáil candidate who was elected on the same count as Cllr Sheahan.
Reflecting on his time in politics, noting his seven elections in a row, the Fianna Fáil councillor exclaimed to the Limerick Post, “There’s three more elections in me!”