General election 2020 - Who are the candidates running in Carlow/Kilkenny? #VoteCarlow

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has called a general election and the voters of the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency will be going to the polls on Saturday, February 8.

As of January 22, the following candidates have declared they are running in this constituency.

Deputy Bobby Aylward, Fianna Fáil

Deputy Pat Deering, Fine Gael

Deputy Kathleen Funchion, Sinn Féin

Cllr Denis Hynes, The Labour Party

Deputy John McGuinness, Fianna Fáil

Senator Jennifer Murnane O'Connor, Fianna Fáil

Cllr Malcolm Noonan, Green Party

Melissa O'Neill, Irish Freedom Party

Cllr Patrick O'Neill, Fine Gael

Deputy John Paul Phelan, Fine Gael

Cllr Adrienne Wallace, People Before Profit

Helena Byrne, Renua

Angela Ray, Independent 

In total, 159 of 160 Dáil Éireann seats will be contested in 39 constituencies. The outgoing Ceann Comhairle being re-elected automatically.