Former Jockey Carberry Announces Candidacy For European Elections

Photo Credit: Facebook/Nina Carberry

Carberry will run for Fine Gael with Maria Walsh and Eric Markey.

Cheltenham winning jockey Nina Carberry is seeking nomination to run as a Fine Gael candidate in the European election later this year.

The 39 year old has declared her intention to run in the Midlands North West constituency in the June election.

Ireland Editor for the Irish Independent, Fionnán Sheahan says it's not the first time an Irish sporting icon has pursued a career in politics:

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