Taoiseach sets date for general election
Carlow and the rest of Ireland is set to go to the polls on Saturday, February 8 to elect a new Dáil.
This Tuesday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar set the wheels in a motion for a general election to take place in just three-and-a-half weeks.
He will ask President Michael D Higgins to dissolve the 32nd Dáil, which was being governed by his Fine Gael party through a Confidence and Supply deal wih Fianna Fáil.
The Fine Gael leader outlined his plans to the Cabinet this Tuesday morning.
In the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency, there are five seats up for grabs and the candidates already declared in Carlow include: Pat Deering (FG), Jennifer Murnane O'Connor (FF) and Adrienne Wallace (PBP).