Maria Bailey out, John Waters in as nominations close

Former Fine Gael TD who was deselected over Swing-gate decides against running as an independent in Dún Laoghaire

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
22nd January, 2020
Maria Bailey out, John Waters in as nominations close
Maria Bailey: the former Fine Gael TD said the “past number of months have been extremely difficult for me both privately and politically”. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Maria Bailey has decided not to run as an independent candidate in the general election, in what will come as a major relief to Fine Gael.

The Business Post understands that the Dún Laoghaire TD made the decision last week but wanted to let her friends and supporters know first before announcing the decision on Twitter today.

In a statement, Bailey said...

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