'We have sound legal basis on gender diktat' - Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil believes it has a "sound legal basis" to issue a gender diktat ahead of the party's selection convention in Dun Laoghaire.
Party figures are now of the view that former minister Mary Hanafin should be the party's sole candidate to contest the election.
The matter has been discussed among the Fianna Fáil top brass in recent days amid accusations that the party is responsible for "gendermandering".
Councillor Cormac Devlin has said he will legally challenge any gender diktat. The party has sought its own legal advice ahead of Monday's convention.
"We have a sound legal basis for what we have to do," said a source.