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Tiernan Brady, far right, met Kylie Minogue this month with Leo Varadkar

Tiernan Brady, far right, met Kylie Minogue this month with Leo Varadkar

Conor Lenihan. Picture: Mark Condren

Conor Lenihan. Picture: Mark Condren

Barry Andrews. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Barry Andrews. Picture: Steve Humphreys

Mary Hanafin. Picture: Damien Eagers

Mary Hanafin. Picture: Damien Eagers

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Tiernan Brady, far right, met Kylie Minogue this month with Leo Varadkar

The battle to become Fianna Fáil's Dublin candidate for the European Parliament is fast becoming more exciting than the election itself is likely to be.

Three dynastic former ministers from the meltdown era and a gay rights campaigner have thrown their names into the mix.

Micheál Martin's party has struggled in Dublin since the demise of its true blue leader Bertie Ahern. But the European elections have long been marked as a good opportunity to seize a seat, especially as the number of MEPs jumps from three to four if the Brexit deal is passed.


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