More candidates emerge for Donegal by-election

Despite a date having yet been set for a by-election in Donegal South West to replace MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher the list of candidates continues to grow.

Senator Pearse Doherty is expected to contest for Sinn Fein, Frank McBrearty for Labour, Fine Gael select their candidate next month while Fianna Fail have yet to announce who will run for them.

Now Indendent Councillor Thomas Pringle has thrown his hat in to the ring.

Councillor Thomas Pringle says a firm date would level the playing field: