Out for the count – literally! Fine Gael “Ye lost” candidate Kate O’Connell is GONE, she’s lost her seat – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Out for the count – literally! Fine Gael “Ye lost” candidate Kate O’Connell is GONE, she’s lost her seat




In another disaster for Fine Gael, Kate O’Connell has become another high-profile TD to lose her Dail seat.

O’Connell had no option but to watch as her running mate Eoghan Murphy was re-elected.  She was not even able to surpass him despite the criticism that he received over the housing crisis.

It’s a bad loss for O’Connell who played a prominent part in the recent abortion referendum.  After the referendum passed, she was quick to crow over the result in the Dail, telling pro-life TDs that “ye lost  and it must be hurting”.  Now, she lost and “must be hurting”.

Incidentally, it must be pointed out that her sister Mary Newman Julian was also running for Fine Gael in Tipperary and she lost too.  She too must be hurting because she lost.  One social media user said “losing must run in the family”.

Many believe that O’Connell has absolutely no chance of coming back in the future.

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