Election 2016: Earthquake leaves AAA-PBP standing

Labour collapse leaves up to six seats available

28th February, 2016
Paul Murphy sealed his seat in Dublin South West Pic:RollingNews.ie

The big winners from the collapse in the Labour Party’s vote were undoubtedly the Anti-Austerity Alliance and People Before Profit parties. Initial tallies yesterday indicated that the party could take between three and six seats.

In Dún Laoghaire, Richard Boyd Barrett was set to be returned comfortably when he polled 10,008 in the second count. He told RTÉ yesterday that he believed: “We’re moving to a re-alignment of Irish politics on right-left lines.”...

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