Morris to stand for Sinn Féin in Tipperary

The Nenagh councillor saw off fellow hopefuls Martin Browne and Catherine Carey to secure his place on the party ticket.

Sinn Féin officials again ruled out a second candidate being put forward at a later date.

While it's believed Councillor Morris garnered a significant vote with around 200 members casting their ballots – there was none of the traditional valid polls or counts announced to confirm this with Sinn Féin simply declaring the winner. A spokesperson stated this was done so the focus could be on the party moving forward united.

Ahead of the vote – there were several speeches to rally the crowd with much criticism of the current and past governments – MEP Liadh Ní Riada was scathing in her opinion of the traditional political parties.

Councillor Morris pledged to take real action to address the problems facing ordinary families across Ireland.