Election 2016: SF unseats ‘Drumcondra mafia’ as Mary Lou tops poll in Dublin Central

Dublin Central

28th February, 2016
Mary Lou McDonald of Sinn Féin celebrates with supporters after retaining her Dublin Central seat as the poll-topper Collins

The final tally showed that she had 24 per cent of the first preference votes in the three-seat constituency once dominated by Ahern and his “Drumcondra Mafia”.

“Our activists here will tell you that the support for Sinn Féin has grown and grown and will grow yet. Because we’re only getting warmed up,” she said.

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe finished second in the poll with 3,226 votes, which...

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