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Dublin electoral area: Pembroke update

Cormac McQuinn

Published 24/05/2014 | 12:42

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Independent councillor Mannix Flynn - on 11pc in the tallies - says he looks likely to take the second seat in Pembroke South Dock.

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He thanked his supporters and told Independent.ie he felt the level of support he is getting is "a big endorsement" by what he described as a "progressive and cosmopolitan public prepared to trust in an independent candidate."

A councillor since 2009, Mannix is well-known in the city, and had some of the most distinctive posters of the local election campaign with a black and white portrait and lettering in pink.

Responding to Sinn Fein's apparent  success across the capital - and very early indications are that it may end up in control of the council - Cllr Flynn said it can't be a party of protest, that "there's a city to run". As for his likely role on the future council - where indepedents may hold the balance of power he said: "when there's sensible solutions being put forward i'll support them, when they're not sensible, I won't. I'll be keeping my eye on the lot of them".

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