Former Donegal waste contractor Jim Ferry has formally announced his candidacy for the upcoming local elections.
Mr Ferry will stand as an Independent candidate in the Glenties electoral area.
A native of Derryreel in Falcarragh, Mr Ferry confirmed on social media that he will stand in the May 24 elections.
“If elected I will be a strong voice to represent you at Council level in Lifford,” Mr Ferry wrote.
“I will represent you like you have never been represented before with your interest at heart, I have a good understanding of the needs of the people.
“I am asking you to give me your number one vote and follow me on facebook to keep up with the drama of the campaign.”
The businessman is facing an ongoing battle with the High Court over dumping on his lands at Rossbrcken outside Letterkenny as well as an investigation into his finances.
He is now engaged in full-time farming and said recently that a number of issues affecting the industry will feature on his campaign trail.