Sunday 23 September 2018

WATCH: 'It was going to be very close. We were still confident' - Gavin Duffy on presidential nomination

Mr Gallagher proclaimed his achievement "a great day", as another contender, Senator Joan Freeman, also got the required four council endorsements for nomination.

A third potential candidate, Gavin Duffy, will also be nominated, with three councils confirmed and at least one other council committed to backing him. He spoke to Independent:

'There was going to be a very close vote' and that 'it ended up being a result that came easier than expected'.

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