Sunday 8 December 2019

Dublin electoral area: Pembroke update

Cormac McQuinn

Cormac McQuinn

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn - on 11pc in the tallies - says he looks likely to take the second seat in Pembroke South Dock.

He thanked his supporters and told he felt the level of support he is getting is "a big endorsement" by what he described as a "progressive and cosmopolitan public prepared to trust in an independent candidate."

A councillor since 2009, Mannix is well-known in the city, and had some of the most distinctive posters of the local election campaign with a black and white portrait and lettering in pink.

Responding to Sinn Fein's apparent  success across the capital - and very early indications are that it may end up in control of the council - Cllr Flynn said it can't be a party of protest, that "there's a city to run". As for his likely role on the future council - where indepedents may hold the balance of power he said: "when there's sensible solutions being put forward i'll support them, when they're not sensible, I won't. I'll be keeping my eye on the lot of them".

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