A Mayo Senator says Sinn Fein absolutely made the right decision to run a candidate in the election.
Erris based SF Senator Rose Conway-Walsh says there was a limited time for people to get to know the candidates properly and they were only getting to know their candidate Liadh Ni Riada.
Senator Conway-Walsh spoke with Midwest News at the count centre in Castlebar today.
Meanwhile Castlebar Fine Gael Cllr Henry Kenny says there is no doubt in his mind, that that right candidate for the job will be elected later.
Cllr Kenny says Michael D Higgins is the correct choice for President in terms of his capabilities for the position.