A former Fine Gael senator is the latest candidate to declare they will be contesting the European elections in the Shannonside region next month.
Galway-based, Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames announced over the weekend her intention to run as an Independent candidate for the 13 counties of the Midlands North West constituency on May 24th.
She becomes the 12th person to declare their interest in running in the constituency in the battle for the four seats on offer.
The deadline to contest the European elections has now passed as candidates had to get their submission in before midday.
Around 50 people will contest the elections across three constituencies.