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Wednesday 23 April 2014

Barrett returns to contest election

FORMER Cabinet Minister Sean Barrett came out of political retirement last night, saying he wants to run again for Fine Gael in the next general election.

Mr Barrett is going to contest the party's candidate selection convention in a fortnight's time in his old constituency of Dun Laoghaire.

The 61-year-old did not run in the last election, after serving as a TD for 21 years in the party's former heartland.

Fine Gael lost both its seats there in 2002 - the worst result of the party's meltdown.

Mr Barrett told the Irish Independent he will only run if he is nominated by the local party organisation and will not be added by party headquarters.

He said his return is a clear sign the party is targeting two seats there.

He will be up against three councillors - Eugene Regan, John Bailey and Marie Baker, at the selection convention on May 30.

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