Carlow people! Taoiseach sets date for general election as the country goes to the polls

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Taoiseach sets date for general election

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).