Saturday December 7, 2019

Flanagan accused of ‘distraction tactics’ over by-election defeat

High-profile Fine Gael candidate Verona Murphy beaten in Wexford, while Greens come first in Fingal

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
1st December, 2019
Fine Gael was last night accused of engaging in “distraction tactics” after Verona Murphy's Wexford by-election defeat

Verona Murphy was last night facing what appeared to be the end to her short-lived Fine Gael career after her defeat in the Wexford by-election.

The president of the Irish Road Haulage Association finished in second place on the first count after a controversial campaign where she had to apologise twice for comments linking asylum seekers to Isis. She was then overtaken on transfers by Labour candidate Cllr George Lawlor and the seat was won...

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