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Special Meeting of Council to be held for Nomination of Presidential Candidate

The Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn has  confirmed that a special meeting of Cork City Council will take place next month where potential Presidential candidates can present to councillors to seek the nomination of Cork City Council.

This follows Cork City Council being contacted by a number of persons seeking a nomination to run.

The Lord Mayor said: “Following consultation with political party leaders earlier this week, it was agreed that anyone seeking a nomination will be requested to formally express their interest to Cork City Council in advance of this meeting next month. Once this formal expression of interest is received, the prospective candidates will be sent details on the format of the presentation”. The exact date of the Special Meeting will be confirmed in the coming weeks. It will be held in advance of the first full council meeting after the summer recess.

Candidates interested in running for the presidency must be nominated by four local authorities or 20 members of the Oireachtas. However, candidates cannot be formally nominated until the official Presidential Election order is passed by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government.

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