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.
— Sinn Féin (@sinnfeinireland) July 14, 2018
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: