Bacik gives Labour a much-needed good day out


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Labour’s Ivana Bacik has looked on course to top the poll in the Dublin Bay South byelection since tally figures this morning put her on 30%. She topped the first count more than 1,000 votes ahead of Fine Gael’s James Geoghegan and while they’re not quite finished counting at the RDS just yet, Bacik’s inevitable win will give her party its first moment of electoral good news in a decade and leave the government parties licking their wounds. Hugh gets the analysis from The Irish Times political team at the count centre: Pat Leahy, Cormac McQuinn and Harry McGee.


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