Belfast Telegraph

Costello to fight European election

Labour's Emer Costello has been nominated to fight the European elections in Dublin.

She has been MEP for the city for the last two years.

Her selection was rubber-stamped at Liberty Hall this afternoon. Party leader and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, and deputy leader Joan Burton, attended along with other Labour party ministers and Oireachtas members.

The former teacher from Blackrock in Co Louth is married to Joe and the couple live in Stoneybatter in Dublin 7.

Ms Costello said: "As Lord Mayor and now as MEP, I have always championed the cause of Dublin.

"And I am passionate and optimistic about Dublin's future, about Ireland's future and about Europe's future.

"The Labour Party has a strong tradition of representing the people of Dublin in Europe. I am honoured that you have endorsed me unanimously today to be the Labour Party candidate in the forthcoming European elections on 23 May."

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Popular

From Belfast Telegraph