Bad day for Fianna Fáil as ‘Ming’ Flanagan ally poised to take seat

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has caused a major upset in Roscommon-South Leitrim.

12th October, 2014
Michael Fitzmaurice and his son Patrick on his farm during the count. Picture: Brian Farrell

Independent candidate Michael Fitzmaurice has caused a major upset in the Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency where he was last evening poised to take the seat widely described in the campaign as “Fianna Fáil’s to lose”.

The 45-year-old agricultural contractor had been endorsed by MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan who described his ally as being “chiselled out of the community”. As number crunchers at the Hyde Centre in Roscommon spent the day...

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