Harris to run for Fine Gael in Euro elections

Wicklow TD to be party’s third candidate in Ireland South

Wicklow TD Simon Harris: to contest the European elections for Fine Gael. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Wicklow TD Simon Harris: to contest the European elections for Fine Gael. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Wed, Feb 26, 2014, 13:19

Fine Gael’s Wicklow TD Simon Harris will be Fine Gael’s third candidate for the Ireland South constituency in the European elections.

Mr Harris was approached by Taoiseach Enda Kenny a number of weeks ago following the decision of former Irish Farmer’s Association president John Bryan not to contest for Fine Gael.

His addition to the party ticket, which already includes sitting MEP Sean Kelly and Senator Deirdre Clune, will be ratified by a meeting of the Fine Gael national executive tonight.