Sunday 23 July 2017

Sinn Fein to take control of Dublin City Council

Oisin Quinn among casualties

Oisin Quinn
Oisin Quinn
Peter Flanagan

Peter Flanagan

SINN Fein are set to take control of Dublin City Council after posting huge gains at the expense of the incumbent Labour party.

Labour has traditionally dominated the capital but has been upended by the Sinn Fein surge. Former Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn was among the notable casualties for Labour, while long time Labour representative Dermot Lacey also struggling to retain his seat.

Chris Andrew’s move from Fianna Fail to Sinn Fein paid dividends as he was easily elected along with a raft of new Sinn Fein councillors. Independents also showed well, with incumbents Damien O’Farrell and Mannix Flynn among those returned.

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