Election 2016: Lowry leads Tipp’s charge of the independents


28th February, 2016
Michael Lowry, independent candidate for Tipperary, celebrates topping the poll John D Kelly

The independent TD, who had been expected to top the poll, entered the doors of Presentation School Hall in Thurles to elated supporters in Lowry ribbons and blue Lowry hats chanting his name.

Yesterday’s tallies showed the former Fine Gael minister at 18 per cent, giving an early indication that he would be elected on the first count. It was ever thus.

Lowry’s popularity capped an outstanding performance for the independents in the Tipperary...

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