MEP Mairead McGuinness has withdrawn from the race for the Presidency of the European Parliament.
McGuinness MEP for Midlands North-West withdrew her name from the race yesterday evening. It appears Italian MEP Antonio Tajani will be the EPP groups (of Which Fine Gael is a member) candidate for the presidency.
Many Irish politicians tweeted their support of McGuinness and congratulated her on her efforts.
The Presidency vote will take place in January.
McGuiness is currently a vice- President of the Parliament.