As part of his visit to Co Wexford for the opening of the new M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy motorway scheme last Thursday, An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar visited the new offices of Verona Murphy the declared Dáil Éireann candidate for Fine Gael in Wexford.
Giving nothing away on the question of the timing of the necessary by-election in the county, resulting from the election of Mick Wallace to the European Parliament, Mr. Varadkar cut the ribbon on her party premises at 18 Commercial Quay and wished Ms. Murphy the very best in her endeavours to get elected.
Speaking to local branch members, family and friends gathered to mark the occasion he said; “Verona and I first met when I was Minister of Transport in her capacity as President of the Irish Road Hauliers, we achieved some great things together for that sector from better regulation to concessions on road tax. I have no doubt she will bring the same sense of enthusiasm and skills of negotiation to the Dàil as an elected representative.”
Verona Murphy in her address said; “I am honoured to have the endorsement of An Taoiseach and thank him for taking the time to open my local office. I look forward to working with the people of Wexford on the issues that matter to them and campaigning together with my fellow Fine Gael representatives to secure three seats in Dáil Eireann for the Party.” She added; “I have no doubt we will see An Taoiseach return to launch the jewel in the crown of Project 2040, the Rose F Kennedy Bridge in New Ross in the near future and maybe even my campaign!”
Ms. Murphy presented the Taoiseach with a hamper filled with the of best products from Wexford’s food producers.
Following the refreshments hosted by The Crown Bar, both An Taoiseach and Ms Murphy travelled on to Rosslare Port for a tour of the facilities and meetings with Port officals.
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