A moment of cheer for Sinn Fein. Their candidate Joe Reilly has done well to improve his party’s percentage from the last time out. However at a low turnout of 40%, it would be a tad pre mature to extrapolate anything over much from this count of first preference votes. It will be difficult to translate this into more Dail seats if it’s ability to attract transfers has been adversely affected by recent events.
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