Fine Gael to make last minute decision on election strategy

Fine Gael will not announce if it is to run one or two candidates in the General Election in Donegal Southwest until the selection convention is held on Sunday.

Front runners, Deputy Dinny McGinley and bye-election candidate councillor Barry O'Neill say they both would favour a two candidate approach, however Fine Gael HQ has yet decide.

Deputy McGinley would be expected to contest for the party with a single candidate strategy, however Councillor O'Neill has refused to deny he would contest for the nomination if that were the approach:

Meanwhile for Fianna Fail, confusion continues as to whether or not the party will run on or two candidates in Donegal Northeast.

It is understood Deputy Niall Blaney's camp favour one candidate while party members in Inishowen believe as second candidate should be selected from there.