Nash to be selected for Labour for next election
Senator Ged Nash will be selected by the Labour Party in Louth to win back the Dail seat he lost 14 months ago at the local party's selection convention which will take place this Wednesday night in Drogheda.
The former Employment Minister is the sole candidate before the convention having been endorsed unanimously by the Party membership in Louth and East Meath.
Labour Leader Brendan Howlin will address the convention.
Senator Nash said, "I have been knocking on doors in Drogheda, Mid-Louth and East Meath for the last few months and I have been very encouraged by the response I have received.
"The Dail seat was lost in the equivalent of a sudden death penalty shootout over a year ago, and I am looking forward to an early replay.
"I am proud of my track record of delivery for Drogheda which can be seen for example with the recent jobs announcements, new school developments, the new LMETB HQ and the new courthouse building.
"I am also proud of what I achieved in the field of workers' rights, increasing the minimum wage and getting people back to work.
"During my term of office, Ireland was the only country in the developed world to improve and enhance collective bargaining laws and introduce new wage setting mechanisms to help vulnerable workers. This is a matter of fact.
"Drogheda needs a strong and respected voice back in the Dail who knows how to get things done and I am looking forward to the next election which I am confident will take place sooner rather than later."