94% of Fianna Fáil councillors want the party to put forward a candidate for the presidency.
Miriam O'Callaghan and Anne Doyle being considered.
But if they are not to go the celebrity route, names such as Dermot Ahern, Bertie Ahern, Conor Lenihan, Barry Cowen and Timmy Dooley
are being mentioned.
One councillor told the Indo that Michael wants Miriam on the Fianna Fáil ticket.