Traditional poll topper Willie O’Dea regained the title after he secured almost 13,000 first preference votes in Limerick city, bringing him substantially over the required quota.
When questioned about the resurgence of his popularity given his sizeable first preference vote he insisted his popularity was “ever new-found”.
“On the last occasion the tide was out for Fianna Fáil, but my personal vote held me in there to fight another day. A lot...
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