Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe is being targeted by former members of the Defence Forces who are trying to encourage voters in the forthcoming General Election not to vote for him.
The former Fine Gael chief whip has been a Fine Gael TD for County Wexford since he was first elected to the Dáil in May 2002 and a Minister of State for Defence since 2016.
In the last election, he secured a seat in the Dáil by beating his nearest rival Sinn Féin’s Johnny Mythen by just 52 votes.
Protestors are targeting his constituency offices and those of his party colleagues Michael D’Arcy.
They want to encourage people not to give Deputy Kehoe any preference votes, which helped get him elected the last time round.
The protesters are former members of the Air Corps who belong to the Air Corps Chemical Abuse Survivors (ACCAS) who claim they suffer illnesses due to their exposure to toxic chemicals while working for the Air Corps.
According to the group, Minister Kehoe has done little or nothing to help them get the medical support and health screening services they want.
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