Hanafin backs Fitzpatrick in Fianna Fáil selection battle
Former minister throws weight behind councillor seeking nomination to run for Europe
Former minister for education Mary Hanafin: ruled out seeking nomination to run for Europe. File Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times
Ms Hanafin this week announced she would not be seeking the nomination herself and says Ms Fitzpatrick has an “electoral record, experience of Dublin City Council and Dublin issues”.
Mr Brady, who works for the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), yesterday said he had the support of a wide range of councillors and local election candidates in Dublin.
He also said voters did not want the old style of politics, where MEPs leave to contest Dáil elections midway through their term in the European Parliament.