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16 Aug 2022

Enda Bonner and Emer McGuinness to contest for Fianna Fáil in local elections

Speculation that Moran may run for Fine Gael

Enda Bonner and Emer McGuinness to contest for Fianna Fáil in local elections

Two new candidates have been confirmed on the Fianna Fáil ticket in different municipal districts in Donegal this morning. 

It has been confirmed that Enda Bonner has been added to the Fianna Fáil ticket after having after  lost to Noreen McGarvey at the party's selection convention in Burtonport last Friday. 

Mr Bonner said: "I live to fight another day."

A further addition has been made to the Fianna Fáil ticket in the Donegal Municipal District where Emer McGuinness has now been confirmed as the fourth candidate on the Fianna Fáil ticket.

The popular Donegal Mart manager will join Roger Meehan, Philip McGlynn and sitting councillor Micheál Naughton in hopes that the party will gain a further seat in the Donegal area.

Bernie Moran, who has been linked with Fianna Fail after an interview with this paper is now strongly predicted to be added onto the Fine Gael ticket in the local election. This comes as quite a surprise to many as she had attended the recent Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis in Dublin.

Rally driver and popular businessman Manus Kelly is also on the Fianna Fáil ticket in the Letterkenny Municipal District following James Pat McDaid's withdrawal from local politics.

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