FF to hold DNE convention on Sunday as Inishowen backs Mc Conalogue

Fianna Fail is to hold its Donegal North East Selection Convention on Sunday night in Letterkenny.

Meanwhile, at an unofficial selection convention 300 Inishowen delegates unanimously selected Cllr Charlie Mc Conalogue as a candidate for the peninsula, after Sen Cecilia Keavney let it be known she did not want her name to go forward at the unofficial meeting.

This morning, Cllr Mc Conalogue welcomed the outcome of the meeting in Buncrana, saying it sends a strong message to party HQ that Inishowen demands a Fianna Fail candidate, and will not accept unilateral decisions by headquarters to ignore their wishes.

Party HQ will today decide whether to adopt a one or a two candidate strategy - Asked how he would react if Fianna Fail decides to go with a one candidate strategy, Cllr Mc Conalogue wouldn't be drawn......