Bacik wins byelection comfortably as most voters stay at home

Ireland“Labour Party candidate Ivana Bacik won a resounding victory for her party in the Dublin Bay South byelection last night in a disappointing result for Fine Gael, which also saw a dramatic collapse in the Fianna Fáil vote. Ms Bacik, a four-term senator for Trinity College Dublin who first came to public prominence three decades ago when she campaigned for abortion rights as a student leader, topped the poll on the first count and won the seat comfortably with transfers from all sides …” (more)

[Pat Leahy, Marie O’Halloran, Harry McGee and Cormac McQuinn, Irish Times, 10 July]

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