Senator Joan Freeman, businessman Gavin Duffy and Patrick Feeney will make their appeals to Waterford City and County Council.
Candidates hoping to run for President have to secure the backing of four local authorities to get on the ballot paper.
Waterford City and County Council will be the first to declare this afternoon when it holds a special meeting to hear from three candidates.
Independent Senator and founder of Pieta House Joan Freeman will make her address first at around 3.30.
After that businessman and TV star Gavin Duffy will enter the Dragon’s Den and find himself on the other side of the pitches as he makes his case.
At 4.30pm it’s the turn of Patrick Feeney.
It will be the first time in the campaign that we hear from Joan Freeman. Although she has written to local councils she’s avoided media appearances while she tries to seek the nomination.
Gavin Duffy on the other hand has had plenty to say, in both the weekend papers and TV and radio interviews.