For some time now, it’s been expected that Sinn Fein’s sole MEP in the Republic Mary Lou McDonald will stand in Bertie Ahern’s Dublin Central constituency. We’ll finally know for sure when the party meets to confirm its candidates for next year’s general election on 1st December. iIt seems the party plans to co-opt a replacement for Mary Lou, if she is successful in taking a Dail seat.
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