Third local Fine Gael candidate expected to be added to ticket

It is expected the third Fine Gael candidate for the Cavan/Monaghan constituency will be added to the ticket before the end of the month.

Last month, the party chose Minister Heather Humphreys and Senator Joe O’Reilly to contest the next General Election but it was later said an additional candidate would be added outside of convention.

The final decision will be made at party headquarters but with strong input from local members.

There are a number of people suggested to take up the position, with the party hoping to have it confirmed by the start of September.