Wicklow resident Seán Gallagher is set to announce his intentions for the 2018 Presidential Election within 10 days.
Speaking to Wicklownews.net, sources close to Mr Gallagher said he is “actively considering” a second bid at becoming President of Ireland.
Mr Gallagher contested the 2011 Presidential election and came second behind Michael D Higgins.
Seán and his wife Trish currently live with their two children Bobby and Lucy in Delgany, having previously lived in Enniskerry for a number of years.
Sean with his wife Trish.
He would need to secure the support of four local authorities, or 20 TDs/Senators in order to enter the race.
Four councils backed Mr Gallagher for his 2011 run — they can only nominate one candidate.
The domain name www.seangallagher2018.com was also registered in recent weeks.