Monday 21 October 2019

Byrne selected to contest Euro elections

Brendan Keane

Councillor Malcolm Byrne has been selected to contact the upcoming European elections for the Ireland South constituency.

Fianna Fail delegates chose Cllr Byrne at a closey contested selection convention in Clonmel over the weekend.

Cllr Byrne has been a member of Wexford County Council since 2009 and is the current head of communications with the Higher Education Authority.

With regard to his selection he said he was honoured to be chosen at a time of great challenges.

'The British parliament is struggling to find consensus on the way forward and concerns are growing across Ireland about the impact of a hard Brexit,' he said.

'I entered this selection process because I believe that now more then ever we need a strong and energetic voice in the European parliament,' he added.

Fianna Fail party leader, Micheál Martin, said he is looking forward to working with Cllr Byrne on his campaign.

He described the Gorey councillor as 'a dedicated, enthusiastic and talented candidate' who, if given a chance, 'will represent Ireland South with immense diligence and commitment'.

Cllr Byrne acknowledged the work done by his party colleague, Brian Crowley MEP, who is retiring from politics.

Gorey Guardian