SINN Féin have confirmed today that MEP for Ireland South Liadh Ní Riada will be the party's presidential candidate in next mont's election.
The announcement was made today at a meeting of the Sinn Féin excutive council and Ms Ní Riada, who lives in Ballyvounrey said she wants to be a new president for a new Ireland.
'My visions for a New Ireland is a pluralist and inclusive one - a United ireland that respects the identities and traditions of all,' said Ms Ní Riada.
'I will be a positive voice for Irish Unity, leading by example and demonstrating the outreach and inclusivity needed to bring the people of this island together. If I am president, Áras an Uachtaráin will be a welcoming house for all.'
Ms Ní Riada now joins ex-Dragons Gavin Duffy and Sean Gallagher along with Senator Joan Freeman in the race to be the next President of Ireland.