Donegal County Cllr Niamh Kennedy has confirmed that she is to run in the next general election.
The Killybegs Cllr was unveiled as a member of the Independent Alliance outside Leinster House this morning.
The group will see TDs, Senators and Councillors contest the next general election with a view to becoming part of a coalition Government.
They won't apply a whip to members except under votes of confidence.
Independent Senator Feargal Quinn has agreed to become the Parliamentary Chairman of the grouping - though he says he does not intend to contest either the next general election or the subsequent election to the Seanad.
Cllr Kennedy says she will still be very much an independent: