“We are doing something quite unprecedented, we fought two elections“
Comment: And didn’t they do well? Sinn Fein is the largest party on city councils in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Derry,
157/949 Council seats in the South
105/462 Councillors overall in the North with the most seats in 5 super-council areas, including Strabane
3 MEPs across the the island of Ireland
Liath Ní Riada
and Matt Carthy for the Midlands North-West constituency
The Sinn Féin candidate was elected following count seven in Castlebar tonight
Comment: Initial Outcomes
1) Gilmore resigns as leader of the Labour Party
2)Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway county lose their Mayors
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisin Quinn (Lab) put a brave face on the defeat, saying that it was a bad day.
Mayor of Limerick Jim Long has conceded defeat, saying he “appreciated and respected” the public’s decision to “evict” him.
In Cork city, Labour councillor and mayor Catherine Clancy lost her seat and was later hospitalised after being involved in a car crash.
Comment: Poor Kate
gael force art