Local and European Elections

Inside the count centre: Focus falls on Sinn Féin strategy as government parties hold steady

Mary Lou McDonald’s party was set to pick up seats but fall short of the gains expected of them as local and European counting got underway

Dublin Ireland. Staff counting the ballot papers for the Local and European elections as tallymen keep an eye on them in the RDS Dublin. Picture: Sasko Lazarov/ RollingNews.ie