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Thursday 21 August 2014

Fingal: SF, Independents and Anti-Austerity Alliance winners in Fingal

Cormac Murphy

Published 25/05/2014 | 17:30

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SINN Fein, Independents and the Anti-Austerity Alliance all made significant gains in Fingal.

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Labour, on the other hand, suffered losses, though its candidate Ken Farrell in Balbriggan bucked the trend by topping the poll.

Cian O’Callaghan, a former Labour councillor, came out in front in Howth/Malahide as an Independent.

Fine Gael will consider one councillor from four candidates in Balbriggan a poor return, particularly considering it’s Health Minister James Reilly’s constituency.

Annette Hughes of the Anti-Austerity Alliance (AAA) and Sinn Fein’s Edmond Lukusa were among the eye-catching results.

In Transport Minister Leo Varadkar’s electoral area Castleknock/Balbriggan, his party colleagues Ted Leddy and Eithne Loftus won seats.

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