13 May 2011 One Comment by The Northern Standard

By Michael McDonnell

Well-known ‘Dragon’s Den’ star Seán Gallagher, who confirmed on last Friday’s ‘Late Late Show’ that he is determined to run for the presidency later this year, has strong connections with both Monaghan and Cavan.
While the popular television personality and entrepreneur grew up and got his schooling in Co Cavan — and describes himself as a native of the Breffni county — he also readily acknowledges that it was at Pound Hill, Monaghan town that he was born and spent the first few years of his life.
Speaking to the Northern Standard yesterday, Mr Gallagher emphasised that it is a fully independent candidate that he is seeking the nomination to enter the presidential race, notwithstanding his long-established links with Fianna Fáil.
In that regard, the 48-year-old entrepreneur pointed out that to get on the election ticket, he would —like the other independent hopeful Senator David Norris — have to gain the support of either 20 members of the Dáil and Seanad combined or, alternatively, the support of four city of county councils.
Senator Feargal Quinn, who is himself well-known in business circles, was first out of the block to signal support for Gallagher’s presidential bid.
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  • Steve Latenne said:

    How can he be “a fully independent candidate” when he is an ardent and very public Fianna Fail supporter.
    It sounds to me like FF are trying to re-enter the Dail via the back door.