Thursday 19 April 2018

Fianna Fail scores second-place coup, but there's no dancing in the streets

Fianna Fail was bending over backwards like a champion limbo-dancer to not display even a soupcon of self-satisfaction at the outcome.

Although a succession of polls had indicated that the party had its snout out of the doghouse, the second-place result was concrete proof.

Senator Thomas Byrne scooped just over 8,000 first-preference votes in a constituency which had voted him out – along with most of his party compadres – in the general election massacre.

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