Thursday February 20, 2020

Election 2016: New voices seek breakthrough

The Social Democrats and Renua believe they have an opportunity

21st February, 2016
Lucinda Creighton, leader of RenuaFeargal Ward

Anyone who doubts the profound change under way in Irish politics doesn’t need to look far for evidence. Less than ten years ago, in the last election before the crash, Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael received 68.8 per cent of the popular vote. On current polling, the two will receive just 48 per cent of the first preference vote. If it comes to pass, it will be the first time that the parties’ combined vote...

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