Election 2016: Boyd Barrett seizes late victory as Fianna Fáil struggle

Dún Laoghaire

28th February, 2016
Maria Bailey and Mary Mitchell O'Connor of Fine GaelMaura Hickey

The tally held up the constituency’s staunch Fine Gael leaning, with sitting TD Mary Mitchell O’Connor and her first-time running mate Maria Bailey leading the race for most of the day. An expected dogfight between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil failed to emerge.

Arriving shortly before the results of the first count were announced, a glamorous Mitchell O’Connor stood arm-in-arm with one of her two sons and said: “I’m...

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