Fianna Fail Select Cowen For European Election Campaign

The Laois Offaly rep is hoping to become an MEP for the Midlands-North-West constituency.

Fianna Fail has named Barry Cowen as their selection to represent the party in the Midlands-North-West constituency for the upcoming European elections.

The current Laois Offaly TD beat off competition from Senators Niall Blaney and Lisa Chambers, as well as Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher.

Mr. Gallagher withdrew his name from the ballot shortly before the vote took place.

Party members met at the Mullingar Park Hotel in Westmeath yesterday to select their preferred candidate in the June vote.

Victory for Mr. Cowen will trigger a by-election for his seat in the Laois-Offaly constituency.

The former Agriculture Minister says it was hard work winning his party's vote, and he's ready for more hard work campaigning:

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