Chasing the vote

With the Meath East by-election taking place on Wednesday, the candidates are pulling out all the stops on the campaign trail, writes Niamh Connolly.

24th March, 2013
Eoin Holmes, the Labour candidate in the Meath East by-election, on the campaign trail with Senator Ivana Bacik. Photo: Barry Cronin

If two-year-olds in the town of Ashbourne could vote, Labour Party candidate Eoin Holmes would be a surefire bet in this week's Meath East by-election. The father of four can hardly pass an infant on the doorsteps without a joke with the kids before he delivers his election pitch to the adult who can actually cast a ballot on Wednesday.

At one house, the film producer regales the kids with tales of the ducks and...

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