The Green Party has today (26th May) appointed Minister Roderic O’Gorman TD as Director of Elections for the upcoming Dublin Bay South byelection.
Minister O’Gorman previously served as Green Party Chair from 2011 to 2019 and was the party’s Director of Elections for the Local and European elections in 2019. He became TD for Dublin West in 2020 and was appointed Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in June 2020.
A selection convention for the Green Party candidate is due to be held on 4th June 2021.
Commenting on his appointment, Minister O’Gorman said;
“I am delighted to be appointed as Director of Elections for the Dublin Bay South byelection. We’re lucky to have two strong candidates seeking selection, and whoever is chosen, I know that Green members are fired up and ready to get out on the campaign trail.
“This election will send a strong signal on what government priorities must be over the coming years. In Government, the Green Party is delivering climate action, social justice, and more liveable towns and cities. We’ll be seeking the voters’ backing for this vision – just as they did in this constituency last year.”
Party leader and Minister for Environment, Climate, and Communications and Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan TD, said it was a reflection of the Green Party’s strength and diversity that two such outstanding female candidates were seeking the nomination.
“The fact that we have two candidates with such impressive track records speaks to the strength-in-depth that exists in the Green Party.
“Both Claire and Hazel have worked tirelessly on Dublin City Council to make our capital a better place to live and work in. I have no doubt that whoever wins will continue this work in Dáil Éireann for the people of Dublin Bay South.”
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