Sixth candidate declares in the Donegal South West by-election

A sixth candidate has declared in the Donegal South West by-election. Ann Sweeney from Dunfanaghy has submitted her nomination papers, and will run as an independent candidate.

She is the founder of the "New Island Party", which she describes as a concept rather than an organisation. She says she wants it to act as a forum for ideas and independent thinking, with no formal membership and no whip system.

Speaking to Highland Radio News, Ms Sweeney says people want an alternative to all the established parties:

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