Election 2020: Peter Casey to stand in both Donegal and Dublin West

Controversial politician to run as an ‘obvious protest vote’ against Leo Varadkar

Peter Casey is standing in both Dublin West and Donegal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Peter Casey is standing in both Dublin West and Donegal. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Peter Casey has put his name on the ballot paper in Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s Dublin West constituency as an “obvious protest vote” against the Fine Gael leader, while focusing on winning a seat in the Donegal constituency.

On Wednesday morning Mr Casey, the businessman and former presidential candidate, submitted his papers to contest the Dublin West race, having submitted papers to stand in Donegal on Tuesday. There is no restriction on a candidate running in multiple constituencies.

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