THREE independent candidates today unveiled their bids to become TDs.
In Donegal North East Letterkenny solicitor Dessie Shiels said he wanted to represent the ordinary people in the constituency, especially those disaffected by the big parties.
He will be joined in the race by independent councillor Ian McGarvey.
In Donegal South West Ardara Town Traders chairman Stephen McCahill has declared his candidacy.
The 51-year-old is a highly respected businessman in the town.