Former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion to run for a seat in the Seanad in Dublin

Elisha McCallion

Former Foyle MP Elisha McCallion is to run for a seat in the Seanad in Dublin.

Mrs McCallion recently lost the seat, which she won in 2017, to SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has announced her party’s candidates for the forthcoming Seanad election.

She said: “The Sinn Féin Ard Chomhairle met in Dublin yesterday and finalised our field of Seanad candidates.

“Former Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan will run on the Agriculture Panel alongside Councillor Gerry Murray from Mayo.

“Sitting Senators Paul Gavan and Máire Devine will run again on the Labour Panel while Fintan Warfield will run on the Culture and Education Panel and Niall Ó Donnghaile will run on the Administrative Panel.

“Former MP for Foyle Elisha McCallion will run on the Industrial and Commercial Panel.

“Sinn Féin Senators will help to advance the party’s agenda of giving workers and families a break, building homes, reducing and freezing rents, tackling the trolley crisis securing the state pension at 65 years of age and preparing for Irish Unity.”

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Derry Now editorial team on 028 7129 6600 for Derry City stories Or 028 7774 3970 for County Derry stories. Or you can email or at any time.

Read more from Derry Now.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Derry News and the County Derry Post here for instant access to Derry's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Derry with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.