Deirdre Duffy to join Paschal Donohoe on Fine Gael ticket in Dublin Central

Constituency to change from three seats to four

Deirdre Duffy and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

Deirdre Duffy and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

 

Fine Gael has announced that Deirdre Duffy is joining Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe on the party’s general election ticket in Dublin Central.

Ms Duffy is a barrister who recently served as campaign manager for the Together for Yes campaign.

Ms Duffy said she is “part of a generation that genuinely believes in change because we have already achieved incredible things.”

“I’m looking forward to hitting the ground in Dublin Central and having conversations about the potential of the years ahead: delivery of free, safe and legal abortion services; real reform of policing which benefits communities; changes to ownership of our schools and hospitals and a society where gender equality is the norm rather than an aspiration,” she said.

In 2016, Mr Donohoe was re-elected despite the four-seater shrinking to three seats. Dublin Central will change from a three-seat to a four-seat constituency, taking in population from Dublin North-West and Dublin Bay North following a change recommended by the Constituency Commission.