Nominations close in election race

Forty-four candidates are contesting next month’s European Parliament elections in the 26 Counties. Nominations closed at noon for the June 11 poll for the 13 seats, two fewer than in 1999 due to constituency changes.

Nationally Fianna Fáil has eight candidates, Fine Gael six, Labour five and Sinn Féin four. The Green Party has three candidates while the Socialist Party has one. Seventeen candidates are classified as non-party.

There are 12 candidates running in Dublin. The East constituency, which is a three-seater, has 13 candidates, including six independents. In the North and West nine candidates will contest three seats and in the South, there are ten candidates.

The following is a complete list of the declared candidates.

DUBLIN (4) (Currently: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 Labour, 1 Green)

Royston Brady (FF)
Eoin Ryan (FF)
Gay Mitchell (FG)
Proinsias de Rossa (Labour)
Ivana Bacik (Labour)
Mary Lou McDonald (SF)
Patricia McKenna (Green)
Joe Higgins (Socialist)
Tom Prenderville (Ind)
Barry Despard (Ind)
Brendan Price (Ind)
Paul Doonan (Ind)

EAST (3) (Currently: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 Green)

Liam Aylward (FF)
Seamus Kirk (FF)
Avril Doyle (FG)
Mairead McGuinness (FG)
Peter Cassels (Labour)
John Dwyer (SF)
Mary White (Green)
Justin Barrett (Ind)
Seanan O’Coistin (Ind)
Eoin Dubsky (Ind)
Joe Neal (Ind)
Clifford T Reid (Ind)
Liam O’Gogain (Ind)

NORTH-WEST (3) (Currently: 1 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind)

Jim McDaid (FF)
Sean O Neachtain (FF)
Jim Higgins (FG)
Madeleine Taylor-Quinn (FG)
Hughie Baxter (Labour)
Pearse Doherty (SF)
Dana Rosemary Scallon (Ind)
Marian Harkin (Ind)
Marie Hainsworth (Ind)

SOUTH (3) (Currently: 2 FF, 1 FG, 1 Ind)

Gerard Collins (FF)
Brian Crowley (FF)
Simon Coveney (FG)
Brendan Ryan (Labour)
David Cullinane (SF)
Chris O’Leary (Green)
Kathy Sinnott (Ind)
Lily Moynihan (Ind)
Anthony O’Connor (Ind)
Gerard Hannan (Ind)

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