Ex-SF councillor named as Fianna Fail’s first runner in NI… or is she? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Fianna Fail announced its first ever candidate to stand in an election in Northern Ireland – and then promptly sparked confusion by claiming no decision had been made. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/exsf-councillor-named-as-fianna-fails-first-runner-in-ni-or-is-she-37460105.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37460104.ece/72216/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-26_new_45229513_I1.JPG Email Fianna Fail announced its first ever candidate to stand in an election in Northern Ireland – and then promptly sparked confusion by claiming no decision had been made. Sorcha McAnespy is expected to stand in next May’s local election. Fianna Fail, currently the main opposition party in the Republic, is due to unveil a number of other candidates in the future. Ms McAnespy, a member of the party’s national executive, is already an independent councillor for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. She left Sinn Fein in 2016 after accusing the party of “nepotism and misogyny”. Party leader Micheal Martin, who has long pledged to contest elections north of the border, has informed her she will be a candidate next May. The move comes amid ongoing speculation that Fianna Fail might ultimately merge with the SDLP to run in future elections here. The party’s director of elections Eamon O’Cuiv TD and Senator Mark Daly attended an… Read full this story
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