Monday September 21, 2020

A sign of things to come

The Carlow-Kilkenny by-election is the dress rehearsal for next year’s general election

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

16th May, 2015
David Fitzgerald of Fine Gael on the campaign trail with Taoiseach Enda Kenny

In the Carlow-Kilkenny by-election, Fine Gael is trying to hang on to the seat formerly held by European Commissioner Phil Hogan, a hate figure for anti-water protesters but one who was given a civic reception by the local council for his role in bringing funding for roads, museums and the local St Luke’s Hospital.

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin badly needs a victory after losing the last six by-elections. Lucinda Creighton’s Renua party...

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