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From Ohio on the Dodder to Leo’s Waterloo Road: 10 things to watch out for in Dublin Bay South by-election count 

And so the count begins… Ireland Editor Fionnán Sheahan takes a few election notes on what we should watch out for

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Campaign posters in Dublin Bay South

Campaign posters in Dublin Bay South

Labour candidate Ivana Bacik and Ginny during voting at her local polling station in Portobello, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Labour candidate Ivana Bacik and Ginny during voting at her local polling station in Portobello, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The count is under way

The count is under way

James Geoghegan with Leo Varadkar

James Geoghegan with Leo Varadkar

Deirdre Conroy

Deirdre Conroy

Ivana Bacik out canvassing

Ivana Bacik out canvassing

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Campaign posters in Dublin Bay South

After a month-long campaign, the votes are in and the count is on this morning in the Dublin Bay South by-election. Here’s what to watch out for:

Ohio on the Dodder: the road to the Aviva Stadium is the best result bellwether

In US Presidential election, they look to Ohio to gauge the result. In this case, watch the general route to Lansdowne Road. The area of the Pembroke West A ward on Dublin City Council is the link between the city and the suburbs with the most diverse mix of redbrick mansions, estates and apartments. The five main parties got a fairly representative vote here in the general election so you get a good picture. 

An even posher by-election: Bacik win puts southside vote-off on cards


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