Patsy Brogan says he will run in Dongeal South-West by election

The owner of the so-called 'Bog Hotel' in Frosses has said he will run as an Independent in the Donegal South-West bye-election.

Patsy Brogan, who recently overcame a court challenge by Donegal County Council to close the premises on planning grounds, says he believes he will win the seat vacated by Fianna Fails Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher on his election as an MEP

And the 72-year-old said hundreds of people have asked him to run.