A dogfight in middle Ireland is a chance to sniff the political wind
The Carlow Kilkenny by-election on May 22 is the last election test before the General Election. This middle of the road, classic middle Ireland constituency is a template for national political questions.
Why is this largely irrelevant election relevant to national politics? The narrative is thus. Fianna Fáil needs a win to calm mutterings about lowly poll ratings and Micheál Martin’s leadership. Is the Sinn Féin brand on an upward trajectory? Is Renua Ireland on any...
Subscribe from just 1€
Choose the subscription that is right for you
For the first month
€19.99 Monthly ThereafterSubscribe today
For the first year
€199.99 annually thereafterSubscribe today
For the first 90 days
€55.00 quarterly ThereafterSubscribe today
These offers are not available for current subscribers. Offers and pricing are subject to change without notice.
Terms & Conditions Apply