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Published 21/02/2011 | 05:00

Michael Lowry shakes hands with event organiser John Joe Patterson while canvassing at the Hot Rod Track near Dunkerrin, North Tipperary
Michael Lowry shakes hands with event organiser John Joe Patterson while canvassing at the Hot Rod Track near Dunkerrin, North Tipperary

INSIDE Thurles Shopping Centre, there's little sign of anybody sharing John Gormley's concerns about electing Independents such as Michael Lowry.

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In fact, the Tipperary North TD's primary concern is ensuring those who are committed to voting for him don't get poached in the final week of the campaign. "I would estimate I'd lose votes because there is a concerted effort to take my vote," he says.

The former Fine Gael minister gets a warm reception from young and old alike.

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