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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