Fianna Fáil Cavan/Monaghan TD Brendan Smith to contest European Parliament election after Longford selection convention victory

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Fianna Fáil Cavan/Monaghan TD Brendan Smith to contest European Parliament election after Longford convention victory

Brendan Smith TD addressing delegates at the Fianna Fáil Euro selection convention in the Longford Arms Hotel.

Former cabinet Minister, Brendan Smith TD, has secured the Fianna Fáil nomination to contest the European Parliament election in the four seat Midlands North West constituency.

At the conclusion of Friday's selection convention in the Longford Arms Hotel, Cavan/Monaghan Deputy Smith said he was 'deeply honoured to have been selected' to contest the upcoming European election.

He thanked 'most sincerely' all party members who came out to vote for him and vowed that he 'will be the strong voice this region needs in the European Parliament'.

The four outgoing MEPs in the constituency are Independents Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and Marian Harkin, along with Sinn Féin's Matt Carthy and Fine Gael's Mairead McGuinness.

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