Tánaiste Says Midlands TD Makes An "Excellent" European Candidate

Laois Offaly Deputy Barry Cowen will contest the elections in June.

The Tánaiste says Fianna Fail is running three candidates with strong personalities in the Midlands North-West constituency.

It comes as Barry Cowen says the party in its wisedom has decided to add Senators Niall Blaney and Lisa Chambers to the ballot paper. 

The Laois Offaly Deputy also says as he was selected by the members and feels very privileged to lead out that team:

Micheál Martin says he expects a competitive race:


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