Cllr Ian McGarvey to contest Donegal North East as an Independent

Independent Donegal County Councillor Ian McGarvey has also decided to run in the General election in Donegal North East.

Cllr McGarvey has been a member of Donegal County Council since 2004. He also ran as an Independent in the 2007 General Election.

He says he's believes Independent candidates can represent the needs of small communities, which isn't happening at the minute.

And Cllr McGarvey says he wants people to vote for him, even if it's only a protest vote: