Clare Daly and Mick Wallace among 60 candidates running in Euro elections

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace among 60 candidates running in Euro elections

Almost 60 candidates are running for 13 seats in the European Parliament.

The deadline for nominations in the European elections closed at noon and we now know the runners and riders.

Two Independent TDs were late additions - Clare Daly running in Dublin and Mick Wallace will contest in Ireland South.

It sets up a fierce battle in Dublin with two outgoing MEPs not contesting.

That leaves Sinn Féin's Lynn Boylan fighting to keep her seat alongside former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and former SDLP leader Mark Durkan for Fine Gael.

Former Ministers Barry Andrews and Alex White and Senator Alice Mary Higgins round out a strong leading pack with Clare Daly likely to command a strong vote.

There are 23 candidates in Ireland South - including three defending MEPs, a Minister of State in Andrew Doyle and two TDs in Fianna Fáil's Billy Kelleher and Independent Mick Wallace.

Midlands North West sees a serious battle as well - with Mairead McGuinness, Luke Ming Flanagan and Matt Carthy defending their seats.

Fianna Fáil TDs Brendan Smith and Anne Rabbitte are contesting, with former rose of Tralee Maria Walsh on the Fine Gael ticket and Independent former Presidential hopeful Peter Casey also in the race.

More on this topic

Solidarity candidates to be ‘disturbers of the political peace’Solidarity candidates to be ‘disturbers of the political peace’

Tommy Robinson confirms bid to become MEP during rally in ManchesterTommy Robinson confirms bid to become MEP during rally in Manchester

Far-right activist Tommy Robinson to stand in UK's European electionsFar-right activist Tommy Robinson to stand in UK's European elections

Euro elections chance to oppose Brexit, says Sinn FeinEuro elections chance to oppose Brexit, says Sinn Fein

More in this Section

Cork farmer sues over 'absolutely horrific' injury after hand gets trapped in combine harvesterCork farmer sues over 'absolutely horrific' injury after hand gets trapped in combine harvester

Government denies economy on the 'cusp of overheating' despite Brexit warningsGovernment denies economy on the 'cusp of overheating' despite Brexit warnings

Irish scientists receive grant from Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's researchIrish scientists receive grant from Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's research

Sinn Féin: Taoiseach should contact parties before discussing backstop changeSinn Féin: Taoiseach should contact parties before discussing backstop change


Lifestyle

A continence expert from the children’s bowel and bladder charity ERIC gives advice on how parents can help stop older children bed-wetting.Ask an expert: How can I help my child stop wetting the bed?

A quick spritz can make all the difference to your complexion, says Katie Wright.What a difference a spray makes: 9 of the best facial mists for every skin type

Athlete and mum-of-two Jo Pavey has teamed up with a childcare expert and Simplyhealth to inspire families to embrace active fun. By Lisa Salmon.9 ways to keep kids entertained and active this summer

Sorting out Cork people for ages...Ask Audrey: Don’t tell me you’re getting party-hosting tips from some kind of middle manager

More From The Irish Examiner