Labour and FG make major inroads

The gains for Labour and Fine Gael at the expense of the government parties were the big story at the South Dublin County Council count centre in Tallaght yesterday.

6th June, 2009

The gains for Labour and Fine Gael at the expense of the government parties were the big story at the South Dublin County Council count centre in Tallaght yesterday. Early tallies showed the two main opposition parties secured almost 50 per cent of the overall first preference votes in this 26-seat council, which was contested by 62 candidates.

The Green Party has been hit by boundary changes since the 2004 elections, with councillor Tony McDermott running for...

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