The early tallies for Donegal South West said it all - a runaway victory for Sinn Fe¤ in, Fianna Fáil in the doldrums and the opposition parties spectacularly failing to capitalise on an anti-government mood.
Shortly after the by-election count began last Thursday morning, Sinn Féin’s champion Pearse Doherty arrived at the Finn Valley Athletic Club in Stranorlar flanked by his party workers.
They laboured from early morning,...
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