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Ireland Maria Bailey's substitute: who is Jennifer Carroll-MacNeill?

12:05  15 november  2019
12:05  15 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Maria Bailey has been focus of attention since taking personal injuries claim against a hotel after falling off a swing. However, the executive council could add another person to the ticket, with two local councillors, Lorraine Hall and Jennifer Carroll MacNeill . widely believed to be vying for selection.

Maria Bailey has been in the spotlight following the negative publicity surrounding her decision to It is widely expected that councillor Jennifer Carroll MacNeill will replace Ms Bailey on the ticket. “ Those are tweets that are sent by a qualified solicitor, a woman in her 30 s who was actively

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill © Independent.ie Jennifer Carroll MacNeill Maria Bailey's replacement on the Fine Gael ticket is Jennifer Carroll-MacNeill, a councillor, barrister, author, legal academic and former policy adviser.

The 39-year-old will go from being a ministerial adviser to TD within the space of a year if she can get elected in Dun Laoghaire.

Ms Carroll-MacNeill is married to Hugo MacNeill, the Ireland international rugby full-back from the 1980s.

The rugby legend is Goldman Sachs managing director of Investment Banking in Ireland.

The pair met at a legal event in UCD and then married in 2010.

The couple live in the Killiney area with their four-year-old son.

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Maria Bailey has been in the spotlight following the negative publicity surrounding her decision to pursue Fine Gael has confirmed that councilor Jennifer Carroll MacNeill will take Ms Bailey ’ s place on “ Those are tweets that are sent by a qualified solicitor, a woman in her 30s who was actively

Maria Bailey has been in the spotlight following the negative publicity surrounding her decision to It is widely expected that councillor Jennifer Carroll MacNeill will replace Ms Bailey on the ticket. “ Those are tweets that are sent by a qualified solicitor, a woman in her 30 s who was actively

Their son has health issues, which require Ms Carroll-MacNeill to be near home and she has taken a career break.

Hugo MacNeill standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Jennifer Carroll MacNeill with her husband, rugby legend Hugo MacNeill Jennifer Carroll MacNeill with her husband, rugby legend Hugo MacNeill

Ms Carroll-MacNeill is a barrister who has been around the senior levels of politics for over a decade.

She joined Fine Gael as legal adviser to then party leader Enda Kenny in 2008 and went on to become a policy adviser in government to ministers Frances Fitzgerald, Alan Shatter and Eoghan Murphy.

She quit her job as a lobbyist with public relations firm Wilson Hartnell to become a full-time public representative since her election to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in May.

Ms Carroll-MacNeill was elected in the Killiney area, previously represented by Ms Bailey when she was a councillor.

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Maria Bailey has been in the spotlight following the negative publicity surrounding her decision to It is widely expected that councillor Jennifer Carroll MacNeill will replace Ms Bailey on the ticket. “ Those are tweets that are sent by a qualified solicitor, a woman in her 30 s who was actively

Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey - notable for a controversial compensation action that became known as swing gate - has Ms Bailey - who is currently the TD for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency - has The party said in its statement councillor Jennifer Carroll MacNeill had been added to the ticket.

On the council, Ms Carroll-MacNeill often noticeably defends Government policy rather than playing the parish pump act.

She is often referred to by political opponents as "the rugby one".

Fine Gael’s addition of Ms Carroll-MacNeill reflects their nervousness about being able to hold two seats in the Dun Laoghaire in the general election.

She joins junior minister Mary Mitchell-O'Connor and councillor Barry Ward on the Fine Gael ticket in Dun Laoghaire.

An internal Fine Gael poll is understood to have shown Ms Mitchell-O'Connor getting elected, with Ms Bailey and Mr Ward struggling to take a seat between them.

The poll shows the Green Party's Ossian Smyth getting elected comfortably. Fianna Fáil's Mary Hanafin and Cormac Devlin have a quota between them and People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett also well in contention.

The results tally with the prevailing wisdom amongst analysts of the local political set up.

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Maria Bailey (born 21 November 1975) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dún Laoghaire constituency since 2016.

Councillor Jennifer Carroll - MacNeill has been added in her place. Ms Carroll - MacNeill , a former adviser to several Fine Gael ministers, will run alongside Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor and councillor Barry Ward in four-seat Dún    Maria Bailey ' s substitute : who is Jennifer Carroll - MacNeill ?

To hold two seats, Fine Gael will need a national wind behind it and the right line-up.

Fine Gael risks dropping from three seats to one at the next general election in the four-seat constituency.

At the last general election, then Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett was automatically elected.

The long-serving Fine Gael TD and former Cabinet minister is retiring at the next general election.

Ms Mitchell-O’Connor and Ms Bailey took two of the remaining three seats.

With Mr Barrett gone already, Fine Gael can’t afford to be down two TDs in what would be regarded as prime party territory if it wants to get back into power.

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