Thursday January 23, 2020

Who’s at risk, and who can relax

The local election results spell trouble for a number of sitting TDs. Michael Brennan looks at who might be job hunting after the next national poll

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

2nd June, 2019
Paul Murphy, Solidarity-People Before Profit

Political parties never rely on the results of the local elections as a definite predictor of how they will do in the general election. That’s because the economic conditions can be very different in a general election campaign. So can the messages and so can the weather.

Having said all that, the best route to becoming a TD is still to get elected as a councillor. And as former taoiseach Bertie Ahern used...

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