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Sean Gallagher poised to announce Áras bid

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Former Presidential Candidate, and small business advocate, Sean Gallagher looks set to enter the race for the Aras.

Mr Gallagher, who is currently company president of US based pharmaceutical company, Nutriband (OCTQB: NTRB), has been immersed in supporting local enterprise since his 2011 presidential bid.

Mr Gallagher yesterday wrote to the Mayor and Cathoirleach of every local authority asking that they formally schedule time to hear from potential presidential nominees in the coming weeks.

In the letter, Mr Gallagher said he has been contacted by a “large numbers of councillors” from around the country “who have expressed concern about the very limited time frame that now exists to all you and your colleagues exercise your right to nominate a Presidential Election candidate”.

Mr Gallagher has been helping young businesses across Ireland expand in recent years, as well as highlighting the opportunities of supporting young indigenous business.