John Downing: Big challenge for the candidates is an even bigger one for their parties
Published 03/02/2014 | 02:30
FANCY your chances in an election where you probably have to get between 40,000 and 50,000 votes in the first count – and up to 100,000 votes all told to get elected?
That's the task the eight hopefuls have set themselves in the contest for the three Dublin seats in the European Parliament elections, which happen in just 15 weeks' time on May 23.
The past week has brought clarity to the list of candidates for three-seat Dublin, unlike the other two sprawling four-seaters covering the rest of the country, and which we will leave for another day.