Fine Gael denies Presidential policy change

Wednesday 19 October 2011 15.19
Gay Mitchell is Fine Gael's Presidential candidate
Gay Mitchell is Fine Gael's Presidential candidate

Fine Gael has denied changing its position on Presidential nominations, and has reiterated its instruction to party councillors not to facilitate the nomination of any other candidate.

A statement from the party's press office said that the position is unchanged, despite a story in today's Irish Times.

It reiterated the unchanged advice to party councillors ''that all local elected representatives (City/Council/Town) are expected to support the Party's candidate and not to facilitate any other candidate in their quest for a presidential nomination."