FF set to select two candidates at Donegal NE convention

Fianna Fail's selection convention for Donegal North East takes place this evening with two nominees in the ring - Deputy Niall Blaney and Cllr Charlie Mc Conalogue. We understand national headquarters has decided to pursue a two candidate strategy in the constituency, with both now set to be ratified.

The convention was initially to have taken place in the Radisson Hotel, but it will now take place in the Mount Errigal instead.

Senator Keavney, a former Dail Deputy, confirmd last night she would not be standing.

She is not commenting on what she believes should happen at convention tonight, nor is she speaking about the current tensions within Fianna Fail in the constituency.

Speaking to Highland Radio News this evening, Senator Keavney said the decision was not taken lightly, and is not a reaction to the events of the past week...........

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