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13 candidates declare for Donegal 23.01.20

NOMINATIONS closed yesterday for candidates to get their name on the ballot paper for the general election to the Dáil. Thirteen candidates will contest the five seats in the Donegal constituency...

1. Fine Gael - Joe McHugh, Carraig Airt.
2. Fine Gael - Martin M. Harley, Ballybofey.
3. Fianna Fáil - Pat The Cope Gallagher, Dungloe.
4. Fianna Fáil - Charlie McConalogue, Burt.
5. Sinn Féin - Pearse Doherty, Leitir Ceanainn.
6. Sinn Féin - Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Buncrana.
7. Green Party - Michael White, Greencastle.
8. Aontú - Mary T. Sweeney, Letterkenny.
9. Niall McConnell, Castlefinn.
10. Arthur Desmond McGuinness, Moville.
11. Peter Casey, Greencastle.
12. John O’Donnell, Kilmacrennan,
13. Thomas Pringle, Killybegs.

Five of the candidates hail from Inishowen...
• Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fáil, Burt;
• Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Sinn Féin, Buncrana;
• Michael White, Green Party, Greencastle;
• Arthur Desmond McGuinness, Moville;
• Peter Casey, Greencastle.

Four years ago Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fáil, topped the poll in Donegal. The other four seats were taken by Pat The Cope Gallagher, Fianna Fáil; Pearse Doherty, Sinn Féin; Joe McHugh, Fine Gael and Thomas Pringle, Independent.
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