Alan Shatter selected as FG candidate in Dublin Rathdown

Alan Shatter selected as FG candidate in Dublin Rathdown

Alan Shatter has overcome a major challenge this evening to be added to the Fine Gael ticket for the general election.

The former justice minister scored a narrow victory in the convention held in the constituency of Dublin Rathdown tonight, after a challenge by local councillor Neale Richmond.

Deputy Shatter will now run alongside councillor Josepha Madigan to retain his seat in an area reduced from five TDs to three.

Alan Shatter resigned as Minister for Justice in May after a series of scandals related to complaints from a Garda whistleblower dogged his last few months in office.

Read: Shatter resigns; Taoiseach to announce replacement within 24-hours

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