A Galway Fianna Fáil councillor has sent a letter to his party colleagues in local authorities across the country seeking their support for Éamon Ó Cuív to run as a candidate in the Presidential Election.

Galway Councillor Ollie Crowe confirmed that he has written to all Fianna Fáil councillors in the country.

He believes Fianna Fail should run a candidate in the presidential election., and says Eamon O'Cuiv - grandson of former President Eamon DeValera - is the best elected candidate in the party.

Councillor Crowe claims 95%  of councillors and grassroots members believe the party should contest the Presidential Election in the autumn.

Last month, Fianna Fáil TDs and Senators decided to endorse President Michael D Higgins at a parliamentary party meeting in Leinster House.




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