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Forget the posh voter myths, Sinn Féin is well placed to win Dublin 4 by-election

Fionnán Sheahan


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Riding high in the polls, Sinn Féin is putting its most marketable candidate into the field in former MEP Lynn Boylan. Pictured with party leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Riding high in the polls, Sinn Féin is putting its most marketable candidate into the field in former MEP Lynn Boylan. Pictured with party leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Riding high in the polls, Sinn Féin is putting its most marketable candidate into the field in former MEP Lynn Boylan. Pictured with party leader Mary Lou McDonald. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Castration of rapists was not Government policy, nor indeed party policy, Brian Lenihan Jnr found himself having to stress.

Twenty years ago this week, the late Fianna Fáil minister was dispatched on a mission akin to General Custer in Montana, to serve as director of elections in a Tipperary South by-election.


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