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Marian Harkin takes in tales of despair and recovery in dogfight for a Euro seat

Published 20/05/2014 | 02:30

Marian Harkin on the canvass in Ballinasloe
Marian Harkin on the canvass in Ballinasloe

Marian Harkin proffered a leaflet to a man on the street of Ballinasloe, but he shook his head. "I'm not living here – I'm from Ferbane," he explained.

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Marian thought for a few seconds, and then her face brightened. "But Offaly's part of my area," she assured him.

"Is it? That's some area," he reckoned.

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