Major shift in Bertie’s backyard

Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe arrived at the RDS count centre yesterday to cheers after he topped the poll in Dublin Central with 20 per cent of the first preference votes.

26th February, 2011

Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe arrived at the RDS count centre yesterday to cheers after he topped the poll in Dublin Central with 20 per cent of the first preference votes.

He was just 20 votes shy of being elected on the first count and got in on the second count.

A traditional Fianna Fáil stronghold, Dublin Central was the scene ofmajor change, with 16 candidates running for four seats in the first general election of...

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