Pearse Doherty TD backs calls for a Sinn Fein presidential candidate

Donegal Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty has joined calls for his party to put forwards a candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.

Kerry TD Martin Ferris is already in the record stating his party should run a candidate with Deputy Pearse Doherty now echoing those calls.

It would be the first time the Sinn Fein has contested the presidency.

Mary Lou McDonald and  Michelle Gildernew have been suggested as possible candidates.

Deputy Pearse Doherty, who is himself too young to contest the election, is clear in his views:

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