Battle of the barristers: Michael Brennan on the potential candidates in the Dublin Bay South by-election

It’s one of the wealthiest constituencies in the country, but its leafy streets will play host to knife-edge political intrigue and infighting in the coming months as half a dozen contenders fight to claim the seat vacated by Eoghan Murphy

2nd May, 2021
Battle of the barristers: Michael Brennan on the potential candidates in the Dublin Bay South by-election
Eoghan Murphy, who resigned from politics this week, with Leo Varadkar. Supporters say acting as Varadkar’s director of elections in the 2017 leadership contest is one of Murphy’s proudest accomplishments

Eoghan Murphy made a guest appearance at the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting last week. The 39-year-old former housing minister resigned last Tuesday after ten years as a TD for Dublin Bay South, but he was allowed to attend the virtual meeting the following day to say his goodbyes.

He told the Fine Gael TDs and senators that he was available on the phone to them for any advice, and that he had received a...

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