Roscommon Senator Maura Hopkins has confirmed her intention to contest the Fine Gael Selection Convention for the next general election.
Senator Hopkins says she has been working hard on behalf of the people in the Roscommon/Galway constituency and there are many issues in which she has invested a huge amount of time, energy and commitment in.
Senator Hopkins says she wants to continue this work for the benefit of people in this region.
The Ballaghaderreen based Senator says for health reasons following recent surgery after an injury, it was not possible to indicate her ability to commit until now.
She says after a period of rehabilitation, she is fully recovered and fully focussed on my work.
Senator Hopkins says over the coming weeks, she will be meeting with Fine Gael members in order to ask for their support to represent them and all of the people in the Roscommon Galway Constituency.