Last minute change to chair of Longford Fianna Fail convention

There has been a last minute change to proceedings at the Fianna Fail convention in Longford tonight.

TD Dara Calleary, who was due to chair the selection convention, has been forced to pull out, and his place instead will be taken by Clare TD Timmy Dooley.

Seamus Butler, Connie Geraghty Quinn and Joe Flaherty are battling it out to secure the party’s nomination for the next general election with proceedings underway in the Longford Arms Hotel tonight after 8.30pm.