Doherty and Mac Lochlainn both support a three candidate strategy

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Sinn Féin sitting TDs in Donegal have backed the bid by Cllr Gary Doherty to be approved as a general election candidate.

Deputies Pearse Doherty and Padraig Mac Lochlainn have issued a joint statement saying they would welcome Gary Doherty’s inclusion as a third Sinn Féin candidate.

They say while it would present a significant challenge, the party's members across Donegal are energised and up for the challenge of getting three Sinn Féin TDs in the newly formed single Donegal constituency.