Election 2016: Sinn Féin poised to lead opposition after major gains

Party could be in the low to mid-20s in seat numbers

28th February, 2016
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin with supporters after his win in Dublin Mid West RollingNews

Sinn Féin was poised to make significant gains in constituencies across the country last night, though exit polls and early tallies suggested that the party was set for impressive growth in its seat numbers, rather than a historic breakthrough.

Early indications were that the party could be in the low to mid-20s in seat numbers, a significant improvement from the 14 it won in the 2011 general election.

However, the Sinn Féin sweep that...

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