Decision Made at Ard Comhairle Meeting

Sinn Fein has confirmed they will run a candidate in the upcoming presidential election.

The party will field an opponent to outgoing president Michael D.Higgins.

 

The announcement was made following a meeting of the party's Ard Comhairle in Dublin today.

Party leader Mary Lou McDonald says the country can be proud of President Higgins's time in office - but there's now a real appetite for political and social change.

She says the country has undergone a "generational shift" in outlook over recent years: