Social Democrat Dublin City Councillor Gary Gannon

As revealed by Dan Boyle last week.

Social Democrat Dublin City Councillor Gary Gannon will contest the European Elections in May if selected by his party….

Mr Gannon said he would contest the local elections even if he was chosen to run for Europe. He said the party would co-opt someone on to the council should he be successful in both election



Gary Gannon seeks Social Democrats nomination to run in Europe (Irish Times)

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16 thoughts on “Into Europe

  1. Peadar

    Ah Eamon Melia, typical of the parochialism that has dogged this country for generations. Parish pump politics at its finest.

  2. postmanpat

    how do you contest an election if someone votes FOR you? I never heard of Gary Gannon or Eamon Melia before today. what exactly is it that is happening?

  3. Christy Nolan

    Garry Gannon and his Social Democrats endorsed the Labour candidate in the Presidential Election. No to Labour so by association No to the Social Democratic Party.

    1. Cú Chulainn

      As compared to the plank, the thick plank, the other plank and yer one. Or two. Who even remembers.

  4. Eoin

    Gary should be a shoe-in for a Dail seat next general election, he was very unlucky to lose out last time and isn’t his rival 67-year Maureen O’Sullivan retiring at the next election? Should Gary be successful in May, I suppose he can always come back from Europe to contest a Dail seat and the Soc Dems could co-opt someone else for Brussels.

    Good luck to him, he’s a decent politician.

    1. Cian 2

      Local polling (think it was Adrian Kavanagh that posted it but could be wrong) done by FG had Joe Costello and an FFer (not sure if Fitzpatrick is running again) taking the third and fourth seats after Mary Lou and Pascal.

  5. bisted

    …should Broadsheet declare their interest in this…Olga?…Aaron?…quick enough to delete comments…

  6. Joe Small

    There’s a long and proud tradition of failed Dáil candidates standing for the European Parliament. Would he join the Party of European Socialists – Labour’s comrades – in the EP?

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