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Thursday 16 August 2018

Election Briefs: Labour score double victory

LABOUR took a second seat in Dublin North East, with Sean Kenny returning to the fray.

The result was a disappointment for Sinn Fein's Larry O'Toole, who polled a respectable 12pc, with Fianna Fail's Averil Power polling almost the same amount.

Labour's sitting TD Tommy Broughan polled more than 23pc of the vote, managing to bring Kenny in.

Fine Gael's Terence Flanagan took almost 30pc of first-preference votes.



O'Rourke no to President bid

FIANNA Fail veteran Mary O'Rourke has said she has no plans to run for President.

The former Longford Westmeath TD, who lost her seat on Saturday, said she plans to remain as a presence in the media and act in an advisory capacity to the Fianna Fail party.

Her nephew, Conor Lenihan, lost his seat in Dublin South West.

However former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan held on to his seat in Dublin West. He is now the only Fianna Fail TD still standing in the capital.



Beaten Dylan won't lie down

YOU haven't heard the last of him. Independent candidate Dylan Haskins has revealed he's determined to bounce back from his election defeat to contest the next General Election.

The 23-year-old presenter, and entrepreneur languished in eighth in Dublin South East.



Two sitting FG deputies out

WHILE Fine Gael won a huge tally of seats throughout the country, they did experience some losses.

In Cork, sitting FG TD Deirdre Clune lost her seat. While in Kerry, though there was a stunning poll-topping triumph by first-time FG candidate Brendan Griffin, sitting FG man Tom Sheahan was gutted at losing his seat.

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