Irish voters rejected ‘anti-migrant’ candidates and returned to centre, claims Fianna Fail’s Billy Kelleher – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

Irish voters rejected ‘anti-migrant’ candidates and returned to centre, claims Fianna Fail’s Billy Kelleher




Irish voters have retreated from “populist, anti-immigrant groupings” and shifted towards the middle, according to Billy Kelleher, the European candidate for Fianna Fáil in Ireland South, reports Breaking News.

People “rejected them resoundingly” after considering alternatives to the Coalition parties, he continued.

There had been worries that the EU-wide discourse on immigration and climate change would be replicated in the regional and national elections.

However, preliminary results indicate that the Coalition parties have done better than anticipated, reports Breaking News.

The final MEPs to be confirmed from the European Parliament’s elections are the Irish ones.

Along with Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly, Mr. Kelleher is likely to easily reclaim his seat. He said that Micheál Martin, the Tánaiste, and his party’s leader had helped his party win elections, reports Breaking News.

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