FIANNA Fáil has decided to opt for just one candidate in the next general election following a meeting of party representatives in The Ragg, Thurles on Monday evening last.
Delegates at the Comhairle Dil meeting voted by just a solitary vote, 13 to 12, to put forward just one candidate in the upcoming election.
Party faithful debated at length two proposals recommended by the party hierarchy, the first a proposal to allow three candidates to run and the second, to just allow a single name to go on the party ticket.
In the end the decision came down to a vote with the proposal to run just one candidate narrowly garnering support.
The decision now means sitting North Tipperary TD, Mire Hoctor, and Fianna Fil County Councillors, Michael Smith Jnr and John Hogan look set to vie for the party nomination at the party's re-scheduled selection convention on the 28th of January next. The convention was previously scheduled to take place on January 7th.
Full story in this week's Tipperary Star.