It is expected to be announced later in the week that Nigel Delaney will be standing as a candidate for Sinn Fein in next years general election. Delaney, known locally as Nidge, is from Castleknock and will be a candidate in Dublin West.
The announcement will be seen as both controversial and a risk that may pay off with an additional seat for Sinn Fein. Nidge’s popularity especially among younger voters through his various business enterprises will be seen as a good starting point. However the move is also surely to bring some controversy regarding Nidge’s alleged links to criminality but it is something the party seems able to overcome.