Sinn Féin to support Lawless in Seanad by-election
The independent candidate’s strong links to Irish America are understood to be behind the party’s intention to back the businessman
Sinn Féin is expected to support independent candidate Billy Lawless in the race for one of the two vacant Seanad seats.
Gerry Horkan, the former Fianna Fáil senator, is the frontrunner for the seat on the Industrial and Commercial panel of the Seanad after his party agreed a voting pact with Fine Gael in the contest in which only members of the Oireachtas can vote.
Lawless has strong Fine Gael links, however, and was nominated ...