Fianna Fáil Councillor for Gorey, Malcolm Byrne, is to contest the next General Election in Wexford following his addition to the party ticket.

Cllr. Byrne commented, “I am delighted to be added to the party ticket to contest the next General Election. We do not know when the next election may be but we do know there is a need for change from the current government.

“Having campaigned across Ireland South in the recent European Elections I was honoured to receive almost 70k first preference votes. Meeting people during that campaign across Wexford and other parts of the constituency I know there is a real dissatisfaction with the current government.

“The housing crisis, overspending on the National Children’s Hospital and the National Broadband Plan, the lack of support for rural communities are all symptoms of Fine Gael leadership. It is time for a change.

“The experience I have working at local level in Gorey and across the County, with community groups, those in the arts and sport, are attributes I will bring to the national level.  

“Most recently I have worked in the Education sector. This is a sector which has experienced turbulent times with school builds being delayed, timetables being cut, and poor treatment of school secretaries.

“I look forward to bringing a young, modern and energetic voice to the next General Election campaign and Dáil Éireann for the people of Wexford,” he concluded.