The former president of the Irish Road Haulage Association (IRHA) Verona Murphy has been elected as an Independent TD for the constituency of Wexford, securing the third seat in the five seat constituency.
Ms Murphy received the third most votes after transfers (11,849). She was deselected as a Fine Gael candidate last year following controversial comments about immigrants during November’s by-election campaign.
Ms Murphy missed out on a seat that time and ran as an independent in the general election under the slogan of “vocal and local.”
The Management Committee of the IRHA has congratulated Ms Murphy “on her fantastic achievement and wish her all the best as she embarks on her new career.”
Ms Murphy is the first IRHA representative to be elected to Dáil Eireann.