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27/09/2021

Derry born Dragon's Den star to run for Irish president

Peter Casey
A Derry born businessman is to contest next month's Presidential election. Former RTÉ Dragons' Den star Peter Casey received the backing of Limerick and Tipperary Co. Councils yesterday to secure his name on the ballot. The Derry-born entrepreneur had already received the support of Clare and Kerry Co. Councils in his bid for Arás. It was also widely believed that the Greencastle resident would receive the backing of Donegal Co. Council on Monday. Mr Casey is now the third Dragons' Den entrepreneur, along with Gavin Duffy and Sean Gallagher, on the ballot. They will be joined by Sinn Féin's Liadh Ní Riada, Senator Joan Freeman and President Michael D Higgins, who is seeking a second term. The election is due to take place on October 26.

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