Fine Gael to select by-election candidate next month

Despite the government having yet to set a date for the by-election in Donegal South West Fine Gael is to hold its selection convention for the contest next month (Feb 15th).

The by-election is required to fill the seat vacated by Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP when he was elected to Europe last year.

Names expected to seek a nomination to contest the election include Councillors Terence Slowey, Martin Harley and Barry O'Neill.

Deputy Joe McHugh will be the Fine Gael Director of Elections for the by-election:  [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/13joe1pm.mp3[/podcast]