FG set for presidential bid face-off

Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has vowed to fight for the party’s presidential nomination, amid signs that the party leadership is preparing to back Pat Cox, the former Progressive Democrat.

4th June, 2011
FG set for presidential bid face-off
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Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness has vowed to fight for the party’s presidential nomination, amid signs that the party leadership is preparing to back Pat Cox, the former Progressive Democrat.

The two contenders will battle it out for the nomination over the coming weeks.

Cox is now expected to apply for membership of the Fine Gael party, as senior figures confirmed that party headquarters and significant sections of the parliamentary party were now...

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