Senior SF party members to attend Doherty selection convention

Senator Pearse Doherty will be officially ratified as Sinn Fein's election candidate for the Donegal South West by-election tomorrow evening.

Leading party figures including President Gerry Adams and Dáil Leader Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin will attend the convention in Gortahork.

Senator Doherty is currently engaged in a High Court action against the Government over its failure to hold the by-election.

He intends progressing the case despite the government stating the by-election will be held in the first quarter of next year.