Midlands Councillor Set To Run Unopposed In Seanad By-Election

She's now received the backing of both Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.

A midlands councillor looks set to be unopposed in her bid to win a seat in the Seanad. 

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael will both support the Green Party's Pippa Hackett to replace Grace O'Sullivan - who has become an MEP. 

If elected, Councillor Hackett would be the only sitting senator from the Laois/Offaly area. 

She says she isn't worried about a looming general election and the possibility of a short term in the Seanad:

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