Roscommon County Council will hold a special plenary meeting tomorrow afternoon to hear presentations by candidates seeking a nomination for the Presidential election.

Up to 9 candidates could address the local authority, and as of yesterday evening, seven of the nine have indicated that they will be attending the meeting.

These include Dragon Den stars Peter Casey and Sean Gallagher , together with Senator Joan Freeman , journalist Gemma O’Doherty, along with Patrick Feeney, Sarah Loiose Mulligan, and Kiltoom native Marie Goretti Moylan.

A spokesperson for Roscommon County Council told Midwest News yesterday evening that they are still awaiting confirmation from two other candidates – Tulsk farmer John Groarke and artist Kevin Sharkey.

A formal resolution will not be made at tomorrow’s meeting , but nominations will be accepted and a date agreed to vote on the nominee or nominees.

Pieta House founder , Senator Joan Freeman was endorsed last night by Cork City Council for a nomination to run as a candidate in the Presidential Election.

Earlier yesterday , businessman Gavin Duffy received the backing of Meath County Council to contest the  election.

On Monday next at 11am in Aras An Chontae in Castlebar, Mayo county council has convened a special meeting to hear Presidential hopefuls.

 

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