Earlier this afternoon Fianna Fáil’s European candidate for Dublin, Barry Andrews lodged his nomination papers with the Dublin County Sheriff, Fergus Gallagher in advance of the European Parliament elections on Friday, May 24th.

Commenting from Cabra West this evening, Andrews said, “My campaign is well underway and it has been clear throughout my recent engagements that the interest in matters of European importance is stronger than ever across the Capital.

“Sustainable investment, an inclusive Dublin and digital responsibility form the basis of my campaign platform. At such an uncertain time in the European Union, Ireland needs strong, credible MEPs advocating for our interests in Brussels and Strasbourg. My job is to convince the people ofDublin that I am the best person to fulfill that important role. Our future is within Europe and it is essential that the voters of Dublin come out and have their say on the 24th of May.”

Director of Elections for Dublin, Darragh O’Brien TD added, “Fianna Fáil is determined to win back a seat for the party in Dublin, and I firmly believe that Barry Andrews will be a first class MEP for all the people of Dublin city and county. The nomination process is now complete and we will continue to fight a strong campaign over the next six weeks.”