Fianna Fail has nominated Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher for the position of Leas Cheann Comhairle.
We understand the Donegal Deputy will contest the position with two others - Sean Crowe of Sinn Fein and Tipperary Independent Mattie Mc Grath.
While the Ceann Comahairle was chosen by secret ballot this year, his deputy will be chosen by the traditional walk through the lobbies, with the vote possibly taking place on this coming Thursday.
Deputy Gallagher says it's an honour to be nominated, and he will be seeking cross party support.......
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