Labour's European Parliament election candidate Dominic Hannigan speaking at the Mullingar Park Hotel today
The Labour party has selected Dominic Hannigan as their candidate to contest the Midlands North West constituency in May’s European Parliament election.
Speaking after the selection convention which was held today (Sunday, January 27) in the Mullingar Park Hotel, Mr Hannigan said: "I am delighted to have been selected as the candidate for the Midlands North West constituency.
“My campaign to win a seat begins right now. I will be fighting to change the focus of Europe to a more social Union, where workers rights, social rights and human rights are at the core.
“As a former Chair of the European Union Affairs in the Oireachtas I am well aware of the challenges posed by Brexit and I will be pushing for Ireland's interests to be protected in the Parliament. We need an MEP with links to the Socialists and Democrats in the Parliament - the second biggest group - and I have those links.
“The challenge is big but I believe I have the energy, knowledge and commitment to win this seat."
Dominic Hannigan is a former Councillor, Senator and TD for Meath East. In the Oireachtas he chaired first the Good Friday Agreement Committee and then the European Union Affairs Committee. He regularly speaks about Brexit and its potential impact on Ireland. A Civil Engineer by profession, Hannigan also holds Masters degrees in Transport and in Finance. For the last 8 years he has been a non-executive director of LGBT charity BelongTo.
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