One of the candidates in the recent Fianna Fáil Longford selection convention has said that all of the candidates have been sent legal advice suggesting there may be grounds for appealing the outcome of the convention through the party's internal mechanisms

It is understood they have also been advised that if unsuccessful there may be grounds for a legal challenge to the outcome.

There were three candidates in the selection convention. Connie Gerety Quinn was selected without a vote after it was centrally decided to run a female candidate in Longford.

At a meeting in Longford last week a resolution was passed expressing no confidence in her candidacy and to reconvene the Longford selection convention