Retail Excellence have been admitted to the register of nominating bodies for the Seanad Éireann elections.
The Irish retail representative body can now select a candidate to contest the Seanad elections on the outside panel of the Industrial and Commercial panel.
“As the largest retail representative body in Ireland with almost 2000 members who operate in excess of 13,000 stores and employ over 130,000 staff we are honoured and delighted with this news,” said Lorraine Higgins, Retail Excellence deputy CEO and former Senator.
“This is a huge opportunity for our membership and retail in general and will help put the industry and it’s challenges on the national political agenda should our candidate be elected,” Higgins continued.
“We now intend to invite political parties to put forward suitably qualified candidates which our Board will vote on. The candidate with the majority of Board votes will be deemed our candidate to run in the election.”
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