Fianna Fáil EU Election Candidate "Very Surprised" By Fine Gael MEP's Criticism

Maria Walsh says 'male, pale and stale' is a common theme for the party's election ticket.

A Fianna Fáil European Election candidate says he was "very surprised" to hear criticism from a Fine Gael MEP.

Maria Walsh said 'male, pale and stale is a very common theme' after Fianna Fáil selected its third 56-year-old man to run for a seat in Brussels. 

Laois Offaly TD Barry Cowen, Billy Kelleher and Barry Andrews are the names confirmed for the party so far, however, its ticket isn't complete.

Deputy Cowen says he had hoped candidates would have focused on their own campaign:

The Fianna Fail leader, meanwhile, is defending his party's decision.

Tanáiste Michael Martin's justified their selection and said MEPs from other parties are looking to get noticed:

More from Midlands News

Download Our App