TD John Perry will be added to the Fine Gael election ticket for the Sligo-Leitrim constituency, it was revealed in the High Court today.

The court was told that the National Executive of Fine Gael is to meet tomorrow night and will make a recommendation that Mr Perry be added to the ticket, a matter that will be automatically accepted by all of the party chiefs.

Mr Perry told RTÉ News that he felt vindicated in his decision to take a High Court action.

He said today is a bad day for the party but a good day for justice and fairness and that he is looking forward to getting on with the campaign.

Mr Perry, a former junior minister in the coalition Government, had sued his own party after he had been dropped from the Fine Gael ticket at the 16 October selection convention.

Peace talks took place this morning between Mr Perry's legal team and lawyers for Fine Gael Trustees following yesterday's remarks in the witness box by Fine Gael secretary Tom Curran.

Mr Curran told the High Court the option of adding Perry as a third candidate for the general election in Sligo-Leirtim was "still in play".

In his evidence on the fifth day of Mr Perry's action, seeking that a new selection convention be held, Mr Curran said that with Fine Gael riding high in the polls at 32% it was "possible for the party to look again at this".

Mr Perry sought orders against the trustees of Fine Gael over the outcome of the selection convention at which he was not selected. The Fine Gael party opposed Mr Perry's application.

He alleged there had been serious and substantial irregularities at the convention which rendered its decision making unlawful and fundamentally flawed.

Today was to have been the sixth day of the hearing but proceedings did not get under way after the judge, Mr Justice Paul Gilligan, was told talks were taking place.