Another name has been thrown in the ring in the Letterkenny Electoral Area to contest the forthcoming local elections
Letterkenny solicitor Dessie Shiels has announced that he will run in the May elections as an independent candidate.
Mr Shiels previously ran in the general election in 2011, again as an independent, and polled over 2,000 votes
It is understood this brings the number of candidates in the Letterkenny area to at least 23 in a stacked contest for just ten seats.
This Saturday is the cut off point for prospective candidates to declare their intention to enter the race by submitting their registration to County House in Lifford by 12 noon on May 3.