Mairead McGuinness nominated for European Parliament seat by Fine Gael Kildare South

Recalled helping Fine Gael MEP find pub in Ballyteague

Henry Bauress


Henry Bauress


Mairead McGuinness nominated for European Parliament seat by Fine Gael Kildare South

Deputy Mairead McGuinness and Brendan Wyse

Mairead McGuinness MEP and First Vice-President of the European Parliament has been nominated by Fine Gael’s Kildare South organisation to run in the Midlands North West  constituency in the forthcoming European Parliament elections.

On February 11,  members from the Kildare South constituency nominated the Deputy McGuinness as their candidate for the party’s upcoming European election selection convention in Mullingar on February 22.

The 2014 Rose of Tralee, Mayo native, Maria Walsh, may well be on the party ticket in Midlands North West with Deputy McGuinness.

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Proposing Deputy at the meeting in the Keadeen hotel, Marjorie Moore of the Kildare town  branch congratulated Deputy McGuinness on her election to the role of First Vice-President.

Ms Moore recalled having to direct Deputy McGuinness to the Traveller’s Rest pub in Ballyteague for one of her first ever meetings in Kildare.

John Meade, from the Newbridge branch, seconded the proposal.

Deputy McGuinness  thanked them all for their support.

Following the nomination, Cllr. Ivan Keatley, Cllr. Mark Stafford and the party’s prospective local election candidates gave talks on various Fine Gael policies.

A Fine Gael candidate for the Clane Local Electoral  area, Allenwood man, Brendan Wyse that “as someone that is seeking to represent just one part of county Kildare, it was both inspirational and humbling to meet with someone that is working for the entire European Union.”