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Here's who Fine Gael picked as European election candidates for Ireland South

The party held its selection convention this afternoon in Clonmel.

Sean Kelly MEP (left) and Senator Deirdre Clune (right)
Sean Kelly MEP (left) and Senator Deirdre Clune (right)

MEP SEAN KELLY and Senator Deirdre Clune have been selected by Fine Gael as their Ireland South candidates in the European elections.

They were the only two candidates to submit their names to run in the constituency.

Kelly, proposed as a candidate by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, was elected to the European Parliament in 2009 and currently holds a seat in this constituency.

He recently waded into the neknomination debate, calling for legislation at European Union level to control content on social media.

Clune is currently the party’s Seanad spokesperson on Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation.

She was proposed for the position by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, who called her ‘very smart, honest & committed to public life’.



The selection convention was held this afternoon in Clonmel.

Read: Fine Gael’s European election strategy is putting off some potential Fine Gael candidates >

More: These are Fine Gael’s two European election candidates for Midlands-North-West >

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