Dana poised to enter Presidential race

Dana Rosemary Scallon is poised to make a late entry into the Presidential race.

The former MEP and past Presidential candidate has said the announcement of her candidacy is imminent.

Mrs Scallon is planning to make a press conference today or tomorrow at which she will make clear her intentions.

It's also understood that Mrs Scallon has been in touch with Fianna Fail party chiefs to seek support for her candidacy.