Lucinda Creighton: Sinn Féin’s 11 per cent vote was a gut punch

Simon Harris and Fine Gael were rewarded for responding to changing public mood on migration in recent weeks

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald: immigration is the single biggest reason for the dramatic decline of Sinn Féin in the past year. Picture: PA

We have heard endless analysis of the local and European elections this week as the results dripped in from count centres around the country. Before ...