Doherty gets FG nod to run for Dublin European seat

by Rachel Cunningham
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Fine Gael members in Dublin have selected Senator Regina Doherty to represent the party for the European Elections, which will take place this June.

The selection convention took place at Dublin City University’s St Patrick’s Campus with more than 600 in attendance.

The convention was contested by Minister Josepha Madigan and Senators Regina Doherty and Barry Ward. 

“I’m delighted to have been selected as the Fine Gael candidate for the Dublin constituency,” said Senator Doherty.

“It is an honour to be asked by my party members to represent Fine Gael and try to retain a seat in the constituency at the June European elections.

“I will be working now to ensure we hold the MEP seat won by Frances Fitzgerald at the 2019 European Elections.

“Frances has repeatedly demonstrated the influential role she holds in the European Parliament and I intend to build on her work.”

Ms Doherty said that decisions made in Brussels and Strasbourg affect the lives of Dubliners and she wants to ensure that Dublin’s voice is heard loudly within the European Parliament.

“The last five years have shown how vital Fine Gael’s MEPs have been on the European stage protecting our national interest through Brexit and Covid while also standing up for the right thing on the global stage like our position on Russia’s war in Ukraine,” said Fine Gael’s European Director of Elections Minister Simon Coveney, who chaired the convention.

“I’m absolutely delighted that a person of such integrity and ability as Senator Regina Doherty is now our candidate to carry on that work.

“We must get our team and our voters behind Regina to send her to Brussels.”

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