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The Fine Gael party in south Donegal will choose its candidates this evening to run in next May’s county council election. It’s understood four nominees will go forward in the Donegal Municipal District. They are Cllr Barry O’ Neill, Ballyshannon; John Boyle, Bruckless; Bernard McGlinchey, Donegal Town; and Joseph Harley,…

Fine Gael senator Frank Feighan says he will not seek the party nomination to contest the next General Election in Roscommon-Galway. Senator Maura Hopkins, who lives in the constituency, has declared her interest in running as the party’s candidate. Mr Feighan lives in the new Sligo-Leitrim/South Donegal/North Roscommon area. Senator…

A former mayor and chairman of Sligo County Council has confirmed this lunchtime that he will not be seeking to retain his seat in the local elections in May. Fine Gael Councillor Hubert Keaney has announced his decision in advance of a selection convention to be held tonight for his…