FG may add two councillors to ticket in Maria Bailey constituency

TD mired in controversy over swing incident under pressure not to run in Dún Laoghaire

Maria Bailey has been in the spotlight following the negative publicity that surrounded her decision to pursue, but later withdraw, a personal injuries claim.  Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Maria Bailey has been in the spotlight following the negative publicity that surrounded her decision to pursue, but later withdraw, a personal injuries claim. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill/The Irish Times

Fine Gael strategists are considering adding two councillors to the ticket in the Dún Laoghaire constituency where one of the party’s sitting TDs, Maria Bailey, is under pressure not to stand again.

A senior source said that Fine Gael may add Killiney-based councillor Jennifer Carroll MacNeill to the ticket. It is understood that Lorraine Hall, who has worked with the party for 15 years, might also be included.

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