Galway East Fianna Fail TD Anne Rabbitte is to seek a nomination to contest the European Elections for the Midlands-North West constituency, despite the fact that party leader Micheal Martin has said he does not want TDs running in Europe.

Deputy Rabbitte made the declaration at the Fianna Fail party’s Athenry-Oranmore selection convention for the local elections at the Raheen Woods Hotel last night.

She is currently the party’s spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs.

Meanwhile Fianna Fáil TD Billy Kelleher is actively campaigning to run in the European elections - despite the view of his party leader.

Fianna Fáil is holding its annual Ard Fheis in CityWest in Dublin today.

Cork TD Billy Kelleher has lined the driveway up to the meeting with campaign posters asking delegates to vote for him in Ireland South.

Billy Kelleher says he's going ahead anyway:

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