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Former Fine Gael TD Maria Bailey released a statement to say she will not be seeking re-election on February 8th, 2020.
It follows the party’s National Executive Council deselecting her as a candidate for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown constituency in November.
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Via Maria Bailey
Tommy Broughan after he was elected to the Dáil in 2011
Tommy Broughan, a long-time public representative for the constituency of Dublin Bay North (previously Dublin North East) has today announced that he will not be contesting the upcoming General Election.
Mr Broughan was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1992 as a Labour Deputy, became an Independent in 2011 and successfully contested the 2016 election.
…Mr Broughan says “I’d like to sincerely thank all my friends and my constituents of Dublin Bay North (and Dublin North East) for their support over the years.
“After lengthy discussions with my family, staff and long deliberations, I decided not to contest the upcoming General Election.
“It was a very difficult decision since I have been a public representative for almost 29 years.
“I wish my former Technical Group colleagues, Catherine Connolly, Joan Collins and Thomas Pringle all the very best on February 8th next.”