Election 2016: Ross romps in on independents’ day

Ross elected on second count in his Dublin-Rathdown

28th February, 2016
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Shane Ross gets a hoist from his supporters as the first candidate in the country to win a seatBarbara Lindberg

The Independent Alliance’s Shane Ross became the first TD elected yesterday as across the country independents and small parties reaped rewards at the expense of a disastrous day for Fine Gael and the Labour Party.

Ross surged over the line having just missed out on securing a quota on the first count in his Dublin-Rathdown constituency. Following the elimination of Renua’s Alan Daveron, Ross was elected on the second count and he forecast...

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