Fine Gael women to contest Brussels parliament elections

One of the two candidates an American from Boston.

Sligo News File.

Fine Gael have selected a couple of women to contest the elections for the parliament in Brussels in May.

Mairead McGuinness is currently a sitting MEP while an American named Maria Walsh is originally from Boston.

The two were selected at a party selection convention in Mullingar last night.

Meanwhile, Sligo Fine Gael TD Tony McLoughlin has been appointed an assistant whip with an annual allowance of €15,000.