Sunday 26 February 2017

John Drennan: Adams facing battle for last seat

John Drennan

John Drennan

SPOT OF BOTHER: John V Lennon campaigns against the SF leader outside the GPO in Dublin yesterday. Photo: David Conachy.
SPOT OF BOTHER: John V Lennon campaigns against the SF leader outside the GPO in Dublin yesterday. Photo: David Conachy.

The Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams is struggling to avoid a humiliating defeat in the constituency of Louth.

Typically the Sinn Fein leader secures over 70 per cent of the first preferences in Stormont elections in his West Belfast homeland.

But after an initial blaze of positive publicity, sources now believe Mr Adams will be engaged in an embarrassing struggle with a pair of nondescript Fianna Fail candidates for the final seat.

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