Fine Gael to run 5 party candidates in 7 seater district

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Some Fine Gael councillors in South Tipperary are believed to be wondering why the party has decided to run 5party seats in a 7 seater municipal district.

It was recently decided by Fine Gael hierarchy that a fifth candidate, Colm Taylor run for a seat in the Tipperary Town/Cashel area in the upcoming elections.

Four had already been chosen at a previous convention. 

it will bring to five, the number of Fine Gaelcandidates chosen to run in the area. 

Speaking this morning Cllr John Crosse said the news came as a surprise but that he hopes further details will be made known to candidates at a meeting of Fine Gael tonight.