In a shock move, it's been confirmed that Fianna Fail is to go with a one candidate strategy in Donegal North East, with Cllr Charlie Mc Conalogue the party's sole candidate in the constituency.
It had been widely thought that Letterkenny based Cllr Dessie Larkin would get the nomination, but it was decided last night not to add anyone to the ticket.
Cllr Larkin says he is gutted by the decision, saying that by leaving the area from Manorcunningham to Fanad Head without a candidate, Fianna Fail is turning its back on over 20,000 people.
He says he is considering his future in the party, but says he feels too raw to make any decisions today.
Cllr Larkin believes this is a decision made in Dublin by people who don't know the area.........