A former Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry South has said the outgoing Ceann Comhairle, John O'Donoghue, will stand for re-election in the constituency at the next election.

Mr O'Donoghue will resign his position as Ceann Comhairle on Tuesday because of the controversy over expenses.

Speaking to RTÉ's News at One, John O'Leary said Mr O'Donoghue indicated his intention to stand again in Kerry South yesterday.

He said Mr O'Donoghue was going to let it up to the people of South Kerry to decide whether it is right to get him out of office without a hearing.