Pearse Doherty rules himself out as next Sinn Fein leader

Mary Lou McDonald looks set to become the next Sinn Féin President after a number of other contenders ruled themselves out of the race.

Gerry Adams announced his intention to step down after 34 years as Sinn Féin leader at the weekend.

Michelle O’Neill confirmed yesterday that she won’t challenge for the post.

And this morning Donegal TD Pearse Doherty has ruled himself out of the race: