The newly confirmed Fine Gael candidate for Donegal says he doesn’t believe geography should be a factor in the election campaign.
Paddy Harte, who spent over 25 years working for the International Fund for Ireland, was confirmed as Minister Joe Mc Hugh’s running mate at the weekend after weeks of speculation.
They are both based in the Letterkenny Electoral Area, which has raised questions given that Donegal has become one constituency stretching from Malin Head to Killybegs.
However, Paddy Harte doesn’t believe that should be an issue………..
The announcement also puts an end to speculation about Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley being persuaded to go back on his decision to retire.
He acknowledges approaches were made, but says the time is right for him to step aside………