Son of former TD John Ellis to contest Fianna Fáil’s Sligo-Leitrim selection convention

A son of former Leitrim TD John Ellis has been nominated to contest the Fianna Fáil selection convention in Sligo-Leitrim.

While an official list of those nominated hasn’t been released, it’s understood Fenagh man Shane Ellis, whose father was a long-serving TD, is among five names chosen by members before last night’s deadline.

Former TD John Ellis has confirmed his son, Shane, will be allowing his name go forward.

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Shane been a long-time activist with the party.

Cootehall-based councillor Rachel Doherty and Carrigallen-based councillor Paddy O’Rourke have been nominated and sitting TDs Marc MacSharry and Eamon Scanlon.

A selection convention will be held later this month, with three candidates set to be chosen.