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Senator Frank Feighan will not seek place on Fine Gael general election ticket in Roscommon-Galway

Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan. Photo: Tom Burke
Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan. Photo: Tom Burke

Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan said he will not seek the party nomination to contest the next General Election in Roscommon-Galway.

Senator Maura Hopkins, who lives in the constituency, has declared her interest in running as the party’s candidate.

Mr Feighan lives in a neighbouring constituency, the new Sligo-Leitrim/South Donegal/North Roscommon area.

He said he is happy to withdraw his interest in the role now that the party has a candidate who is from the constituency.

“I had been asked to consider putting my name forward for selection to contest the Roscommon/Galway constituency, even though I didn’t reside there,” he said.

“This was based on a number of factors, not least that I had been successful in two successive General Elections in the constituency of Roscommon/South Leitrim, as well as my extensive political experience as a Government politician who delivered for the region.

“I have also said previously that I would only consider putting my name forward for the Roscommon/Galway selection convention to assist the party in the absence of Fine Gael finding a suitable candidate.

“That position for me has now changed, given Senator Maura Hopkins has officially declared her intention to secure a party nomination. I wish Maura all the best in her endeavours.”


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