Louth County Council opt against nominating candidate for Presidency
Louth County Councillors today opted against nominating a candidate for next month’s Presidential Election.
Dragon’s Den star Gavin Duffy was the only presidential nominee to address the local authority to appeal for their support earlier this month but subsequently received the backing of four local authorities elsewhere to get his name on the ballot paper.
He had called on the council to hold a further meeting to meet with other candidates who were unable to attend the initial meeting but councillors have opted not to do so.
Joan Freeman, Sean Gallagher and Gavin Duffy have so far all received the required nominations to go up against sitting President Michael D Higgins for the election on October 26th.