Fine Gael and Labour have commenced talks on the formation of a new
coalition government following a historic collapse in the vote of the
outgoing coalition partners, Fianna Fail and the Green Party.
A series of stunning upsets has seen Sinn Fein dominate news coverage
of the election by winning 13 seats so far.
Sinn Fein’s Sean Crowe has returned to the Dail, reversing his painful
loss in 2007. Mr Crowe took the third of four seats in Dublin
South-West on the sixth count, with the help of transfers from the
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has topped the poll and secured election
on the first count amid jubilant scenes at the constituency count centre
First count declarations are currrently coming in from Friday’s 26-County
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams is on course to win a seat for the party
in Louth as his party looks set to achieve a historic breakthrough in
Friday's general election in the 26 Counties.
Counting begins this morning in the 26-County General Election in which
Fine Gael is expected to take power following a collapse in the Fianna
Promiment Tyrone republican and former Sinn Fein Ard Chomhairle member
Gerry McGeough has been found guilty of taking part in an IRA attack on
a British soldier in August 1981
Six people were killed today when a Manx2 regularly scheduled airline
flight from Belfast to Cork overturned and caught fire while making a
second attempt to land in dense fog.