Wexford Independents4Change TD Mick Wallace, (63), is one of 23 nominations for five seats in the Ireland-South constituency when the European Elections take place on Friday, May 24th.
Nominations closed at noon today.
Deputy Wallace was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 2011 when he topped the poll in Wexford, and was re-elected on the 11th count behind Brendan Howlin (Labour) and James Browne (Fianna Fail) in the 2016 General Election.
Wallace had been “considering running for the European elections for some time,” but his decision was confirmed with the close of nominations.
Gorey-based Cllr Malcolm Byrne (Fianna Fail) is also contesting the Ireland-South constituency, but his mind was made up a long time ago and he has been campaigning vigourously in recent weeks.