Fianna Fail’s Ellis says Leitrim must have its own TD

Fianna Fail has selected its three candidates to contest the next general election in Sligo/Leitrim.

Outgoing TDs Marc MacSharry and Eamon Scanlon, both from Sligo, as well as Shane Ellis from Leitrim, were chosen at the party’s selection convention in Carrick on Shannon on Friday.

Shane Ellis is the son of former TD and senator John Ellis, from Fenagh, Co Leitrim.

He says it’s vital that the county has its own TD: