Thursday 14 December 2017

Dublin Bay North

Sean Haughey
Sean Haughey

In an election where there are many sources of fear and terror, Dublin Bay North is the ultimate group of death.

Richard Bruton will survive, but Labour's Aodhan O'Riordan resembles one of those elegant Spanish midfielders plunged into the Vauxhall conference. He could survive but it will only be with acute discomfort.

As Sinn Fein cast hopeful eyes at a second seat the real cataclysmic conflict for the final three seats will be amongst the Independents Bash St Kid's and Fianna Fail's Troika.

Is the survival of Finian McGrath, the veteran cutest and most cunning of all the Independents, assured?

Or, could that scrapping Labour pensioner Tommy Broughan or the underestimated Terence Flanagan survive?

When it comes to the Fianna Fail troika of Averil Power, Deirdre Heney and Sean Haughey our best advice to Michael is to let them run on the old principal of 'shoot 'em all and let God sort 'em out'.

John Drennan's Guide to Politics - Spring 2015

The next election will change your life. In a special supplement with the Sunday Independent, John Drennan presents his guide to Irish politics.

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