FF adds Siobhán Ambrose and Michael Smith jnr to ticket
Successful candidates lost out in earlier selection convention to Cllr Jackie Cahill
Cllr Jackie Cahill, a former president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, was the surprise winner of the selection convention
Fianna Fáil has added two candidates who lost out in the Tipperary selection convention to its ticket for the general election.
Mr Cahill, a former president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association, was the surprise winner.
Fianna Fáil target
But given the size of the constituency and the 30 per cent gender quota it was always likely that extra names would be added to the ticket.
Mr Smith comes from the north of the country, and is based in Nenagh, whereas Ms Ambrose, a previous general election candidate, is based in the south.
The new constituency replaces two three-seat constituencies.
At present, Fianna Fáil has no TD in Tipperary even though the Tipperary South Independent Deputy Mattie McGrath is a former member of the party.