Non-party candidate declared his intention just before the midday cut-off point
Councillor Danny Healy-Rae is to contest this year's General Election in Kerry.
Just minutes ahead of the nomination deadline at noon, the Independent County Councillor, representing Killarney, submitted his papers to contest the poll on February 26th.
He becomes the sixteenth candidate to run in the constituency and will be the running mate of his brother, sitting TD Michael Healy-Rae.
This information is with thanks to partner station Radio Kerry