Maria Walsh seeking Fine Gael nomination to contest MEP seat

A former Rose of Tralee has confirmed she’s seeking the Fine Gael nomination to contest the European elections for the Midlands/North West constituency.


2014 Rose of Tralee winner Maria Walsh says she wants to become an MEP to represent the interests of a wide constituency that is going through many changes.


Ms Walsh’s campaign will focus on the plight of small farmers working in rural Ireland and she also hopes to help highlight mental health issues.


The Fine Gael European selection convention for the constituency will be held later this month.