Fianna Fáil have selected Deputy Brendan Smith from Bawnboy, Co Cavan to run in the EU elections for the Midlands and North West Constituency.
Smith was selected on Friday and told his supporters, "Deeply honoured to have been selected to contest the upcoming European Election for the Midlands North West Constituency. Thank you most sincerely to all Fianna Fáil Party members who came out to vote for me and well done to each of the candidates. I will be the strong voice this region needs in the European Parliament."
Smith has been vocal in his opposition to the closure of St Mogue's College, Bawnboy and St Bricin's College, Belturbet in favour of a new second level school in Ballyconnell.