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BREAKING: Former Eurovision presenter Cynthia chosen by FF for Euro ticket

March 7th, 2024 10:26 AM

By Siobhan Cronin

BREAKING: Former Eurovision presenter Cynthia chosen by FF for Euro ticket Image
Cynthia Ní Mhurchú is a barrister and a former TV presenter. (Photo: Conor McCabe)

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FIANNA Fáil has added former TV presenter Cynthia Ní Mhurchú to its ticket for the European Parliament’s Ireland South constituency, joining sitting MEP Billy Kelleher.


Carlow woman Cynthia started her career as a primary school teacher and currently works as a barrister.

She previously worked as a bi-lingual broadcaster and journalist for a range of media organisations, including RTÉ, Raidió na Gaeltachta, the Sunday Independent and the Sunday Tribune, and co-hosted the famous Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1994 which kicked off the Riverdance phenomenon. 


‘I have reached a stage in my professional life where I believe my extensive experience, broad skillset and personal qualities would be an asset to the European Parliament. I have a proven track record in education, media and communications and law and am deeply committed to the Irish language, culture and arts,’ she said.


She said she wants to be a strong voice for the people of Ireland South in Europe, to focus on increased regional development, along with fighting for a just transition for Ireland, regarding carbon targets. ‘I also have a particular interest in both family law and internet safety for all, but especially for our young people. I will work hard to promote Ireland and the South in the EU and ensure policies favourable to Ireland and our citizens are promoted and achieved,’ she added.


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