Labour could help McEntee over the line

The March 27 by-election is a two-horse race between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, so Labour transfers could prove critical, writes Niamh Connolly.

17th March, 2013
Helen McEntee of Fine Gael chats to Tom McArdle while canvassing at Carnaross Mart last week. Photo: Barry Cronin

The Tuesday night sale of weanlings and sucklers was in full swing at Carnaross Mart when Helen McEntee and her female friends made their entrance, wearing girly pink wellies and knee-high boots.

Farmers and cattle dealers craned their necks for a better look at the arrival of Sex and the City, Irish-style, to the weekly Meath mart.

The smells of cow dung and canteen curry hung in the air as the Fine Gael canvassers pressed...

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