Pat Rabbitte: Bacik looks most likely to deny Fine Gael in Dublin Bay South

Timing is of the essence for FG and its first-time candidate James Geoghegan, but the experienced Labour senator is a strong contender

23rd May, 2021
Pat Rabbitte: Bacik looks most likely to deny Fine Gael in Dublin Bay South
Labour Party Senator Ivana Bacik, a respected legislator with a long record as a rights campaigner, appears to be the pre-eminent opposition candidate for the Dublin Bay South seat. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Timing can be everything in politics. Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, made a thorough hames of his initial response to the pandemic and has been besieged by allegations of sleaze. Despite all that, earlier this month the Tories comfortably won a by-election seat previously held by the Labour Party, as well as a raft of council seats in the Labour heartland.

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