Sligo native says he has good support in Shannonside region ahead of tonight’s Fine Gael convention

The chairman of the Fine Gael party in Sligo-Leitrim says he hopes to get good support from the north Roscommon and Leitrim areas tonight.

Noel Merrick who’s also previously acted as director of elections in the area says he hopes to be the preferred Sligo candidate when the votes are counted at the Clayton Hotel.

He says his work in the agricultural sector means he’s known well outside his Sligo base and he’s been getting good feedback on the ground.

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The Sligo native says he believes two candidates will be selected tonight and he would like to be one of them.