#Lookforward to several weeks of political high jinks

From spoof Tinder profiles to forgetting to use the facilities before canvassing to Fine Gael hashtag abuse: scenes from Election 2020

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent @aiden_corkery
19th January, 2020
A poster of Micheál Martin at the Combilift forklift plant in Monaghan

Spoiler alert: Nice of Shane Ross to announce John Halligan’s retirement from politics ahead of Halligan himself. Speaking outside Leinster House last week as the Independent Alliance was rapidly falling apart, “Lord Ross” said that he was “very, very sorry” that the Waterford Minister of State would be joining Finian McGrath in calling it a day. Halligan’s official announcement came the following morning during which he included the lovely detail that he would now have...

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