Businessman Sean Gallagher has reaffirmed his intention to run for the presidency as an independent in November's presidential election.

Mr Gallagher is best known as one of the panellists on RTÉ's Dragon's Den.

To be eligible, he must win the backing of 20 members of the Dáil and Seanad, or four full local authorities.

Speaking on last night's Late Late Show, the 48-year-old Co Cavan native said the next presidency should be about restoring our confidence at home and our reputation abroad.