Brogan confirms he will not contest election as an independent

Letterkenny Councillor Ciaran Brogan has confirmed he has withdrawn his name from the Fianna Fail candidate selection process in Donegal North East, and will not be contesting the forthcoming general election.

Cllr Brogan says it has become clear that Fianna Fail will not select a Letterkenny based candidate. There have been indications that he would run as an independent, but he says he values the loyalty of his supporters and does not want to lead them somewhere they do not want to be.

He communicated his decision to the Fianna Fail organisation in Letterkenny last night.

Speaking to Highland Radio News this afternoon, Cllr Brogan would not speculate about whether he might have won a seat, saying the important thing now is to show leadership........