Perry among five candidates seeking a Fine Gael nomination for local elections

Selection convention this evening.

Sligo News File

Former TD and Junior Minister John Perry is among a number of Fine Gael candidates seeking a party nomination for the coming local elections.

Former Fine Gael TD and Junior Minister John Perry

The selection convention is being held in the Castledargan Hotel in Ballygawley this evening.

Others vying for a place on the party ticket include outgoing councillor Dara Mulvey, former council member Gerry Mullaney, Blain Feeney and Martin Connolly.

The convention will decide the number of candidates to be chosen.

Proceedings are scheduled to get underway at 7 pm