Members of Kilkenny County Council have defeated a motion to nominate Gemma O'Doherty in the upcoming Presidential election.
The motion was proposed by Cllr Breda Gardner (Ind) who spoke about Ms O Doherty's direct nature and pursuit of 'truth and honesty'.
Her motioned was seconded by Cllr David Kennedy. Cllr Melissa O Neill, Cllr Sean Tyrrell and Cllr Tomas Breatnach all supported the motion. 11 members abstained from voting and seven members voted against the motion.