Newly elected Fianna Fail Dail Deputy Eugene Murphy has said that his replacement on Roscommon County Council for the Boyle Municipal District will come from Strokestown.
The vacancy has arisen following Mr Murphy’s election to Dail Eireann.
Deputy Murphy who is himself from Strokestown area was elected as the Boyle District representative in May 2014 has said he will not name his replacement until it is formally approved by the Fianna Fail party.
The Boyle Municipal District covers the operational areas of Boyle, Ballaghaderreen and Strokestown.
Others are expected to join the race before nominations close Wednesday.