Elections: where next? Low tide for the blue tsunami

The damage done to Fine Gael in Co Mayo was just one of many eye-catching stories to be thrown up by the local elections, writes Michael Brennan.

1st June, 2014
The damage done to Taoiseach Enda Kenny's base of Castlebar has been interpreted by some as a warning shot. Picture: Clodagh Kilcoyne

The local elections turned out pretty well for independents – except if you were being supported by Mick Wallace

The high-profile independent TD Mick Wallace has set up a new political grouping, Independents For Equality, which put forward four candidates in Wexford. But despite the presence of him and his famous pink polo shirt on their posters, all four of them failed to get elected.

It also wasn’t a good election to have links to...

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