Niece of shot IRA woman Mairead Farrell to take seat
Published 25/05/2014 | 02:30
Mairead Farrell, 24, named after her late aunt, polled consistently well across the Galway City East Ward of the City Council and was being hailed as Sinn Fein's big winner.
Independent and former mayor, Terry O'Flaherty, swept in at the head of the poll and was elected on the first count alongside fellow Independent and ex-PD chairman, Declan McDonnell.
But sitting Labour Councillor Nuala Nolan fared disastrously, polling just 142 first preferences in the City Council election.
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