Sligo County Council will meet later this month and discuss two motions to endorse candidates for the Presidential Election.

Councillors will discuss motions to endorse Sean Gallagher and Peter Casey when they meet on Monday September 24th according to RTE News.

Seven people seeking an endorsement for a nomination to contest the Presidential Election addressed the council yesterday.

The council heard from Mr Gallagher, Mr Casey, as well as Patrick Feeney, John Groarke, Kevin Sharkey, Gemma O'Doherty and Sarah Louise Mulligan.

Mr Gallagher has already secured a nomination to run.

He told the meeting he is not seeking further endorsements and suggested to councillors who might have been considering a motion to endorse him, to feel free to instead advance other candidates.

He was later criticised by Mr Sharkey, who said he was surprised to see Mr Gallagher in Sligo, given he had already secured a nomination.

The Cathaoirleach of Sligo County Council Martin Baker wished each of the candidates well.