Stephen Collins: Dublin Bay South count will tell us a lot

Voters cannot transfer to another candidate of the same party, so where will they go?

One intriguing feature of The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI Dublin Bay South constituency  poll was that it showed Sinn Féin winning far few transfers than other leading candidates. File photograph: PA

One intriguing feature of The Irish Times/Ipsos MRBI Dublin Bay South constituency poll was that it showed Sinn Féin winning far few transfers than other leading candidates. File photograph: PA

The progress of the count in the Dublin Bay South byelection today should provide a fascinating insight into where Irish politics may go in the years ahead.

It will not be simply a story of who wins the contest to be the next TD for the constituency, but of what the transfer pattern reveals about the deeper mood of the electorate.

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