Sinn Féin chose its candidate for the Southern region for next year’s EU elections at a convention in Cahir, Co Tipperary today.
There were two candidates in the running for the Sinn Féin nomination to the European parliament. Both were from Cork with Liadh NíRiada winning out over Chris O'Leary.
Speaking after the selection of Liadh Ní Riada, party president, Gerry Adams TD, said: “It is a big ask but a great honour to represent this party, given where we are, and given our potential for the future.”
Sinn Féin will stand four candidates for the EU election. In advance of having the new electoral boundaries for the EU constituencies, the party has positioned its candidates as follows: one in Dublin, one in the South, one in the Six Counties and one in the North West and North Leinster.
Sitting MEP, Martina Anderson will contest in the North, while Carrickmacross councillor, Matt Carthy will stand in the North West and North Leinster constituency.
The convention to select the Sinn Féin candidate to cover the Southern area, Kerry, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Laois, Waterford, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Wexford
The convention to chose a Dublin candidate has yet to take place.