Labour and FG choose candidates to contest European Parliament Elections

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Fine Gael has selected three candidates to contest the European Parliament Elections in the Ireland South constituency.

And the Labour Party has chosen a prominent trade union leader to contest the European elections on May 24th.

Sheila Nunan is the current president of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions. She was elected in 2010 and is the first woman to hold the post.

Ms Nunan saw off competition from former Clare Labour TD Michael McNamara to be selected by the Labour Party to contest the European Elections in Ireland South.

Meanwhile, MEPs Deirdre Clune and Sean Kelly, and Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Andrew Doyle were selected by Fine Gael members at the constituency selection convention in Clonmel yesterday.

Kerry MEP Sean Kelly said with Brexit imminent, the rise of populism across the EU, and an increasingly inward-looking United States, we are at a critical juncture for the European Union and for Ireland.

The European Elections will be held on the same day as the local elections on May 24th.