Fianna Fail could run second candidate in Monaghan MD area

Fianna Fail members are calling on the party to run two candidates in the Monaghan MD for the 2019 local elections. The party held a contested selection yesterday evening, with sitting councillor Raymond Aughey losing out to Emer Brennan.

However, members proposed a motion calling on the party to allow both candidates appear on the ticket next May, with the call being brought back to Fianna Fail HQ.

The party’s Ballybay-Clones convention is taking place this evening, with three nominees for a single selection. Last night, the two Monaghan nominees were in favour of amending the decision to allow both on the ballot.