Sunday December 8, 2019

Cuffe in command as Boylan battles to salvage European seat

The loss of a seat in Dublin, on top of expected losses at local authority level across the capital, would be a huge blow to Sinn Féin and leader Mary Lou McDonald

26th May, 2019
Sinn Féin candidate Lynn Boylan (left): suffering from the presence of Clare Daly on the ballot papers this time around Maura Hickey

Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan is facing an uphill battle to save her seat in Dublin, with former junior minister Ciarán Cuffe set to top the poll for the Green Party.

The collapse of the Sinn Féin vote in parts of north Dublin, in particular, is contributing to Boylan’s problems. A north Dublin-based Sinn Féin TD predicted yesterday morning that Boylan would not keep her seat, based on their assessment of...

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