Ring tops the poll while Dail Eireann blooms for Rose

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

As soon as the early boxes were opened at the Mayo General Election count at the TF Royal Theatre last Sunday in Castlebar, it was clear there was about to be a big change in the political landscape in Mayo.

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Calleary retains his seat - but lots of work to be done

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

In the early hours of the morning last Monday, Fianna Fail's Dara Calleary was deemed elected for the fourth time as a TD for Mayo.

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Ring tops the polls against the tide

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

As a wave of support for parties other than the previous big two swept across the country last Sunday, Fine Gael's Michael Ring bucked the trend, topping the poll for Fine Gael in Mayo.

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Dillon ready for the next step

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

As one story in politics begins another one ends - on Wednesday newly elected Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon was busy getting used to his new role in his office in Castlebar, when a near neighbour from up the street and the person he was replacing, stuck his head in the door to offer some advice. Retaining the seat held by Enda Kenny in Castlebar was the aim for the Fine Gael party and Dillon delivered on that, taking the fourth and final seat in the county.

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Conway-Walsh's long journey to the Dáil

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

It has been a long building process for the newly elected Rose Conway-Walsh to become Mayo's first Sinn Féin Dáil deputy since the 1920s.

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The count at a glance

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

We take a look at some of the interesting things that the count threw up last Sunday

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Early tallies showed big changes were coming

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

The tally numbers on Sunday morning made for interesting reading as they came in - the swell of support for Sinn Féin's Rose Conway-Walsh was clear to see from early on when the Castlebar boxes were opened. The tallies divided the county in six different areas for the sake of the counting, Castlebar, Ballina, Westport, Belmullet, Claremorris and Swinford.

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Every area tells a different story

Sun, Feb 09, 2020

Every area tells it's own story when it comes to an election - we took a look at where the votes went across the different areas that the county was broken up to and the tally results. 

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Conway Walsh can feel the appetite for change out there

Fri, Feb 07, 2020

Going out and putting forward an alternative message to the people of Mayo is something that Senator Rose Conway Walsh has been doing for a long time now; she first contested the local elections in 2004, taking over 12 per cent of the first preference votes in the Belmullet area - but missed out on the seat. In 2009, she once again put herself before the people, this time taking a seat, after increasing her vote share to 15 per cent and getting elected on the sixth and final count.

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McHugh is ready to raise the greens flag in Mayo

Fri, Feb 07, 2020

The Green Party in Mayo have never really made a dent when the votes have been counted up in general elections in the past; going back over the past five general elections in the county the party have been able to muster a total of just 3,082 first preference votes - the single best performance by a candidate for the party in those elections came back in 1997 when Ann Crowley got 938 number ones or 1.5 per cent of the total.

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Trees not paper for Uddin

Fri, Feb 07, 2020

If you've had Labour Party candidate Kamal Uddin come knocking on your door over the past few weeks you won't have been handed another leaflet to tell you about his campaign pledges, because Uddin is doing things a bit differently than other candidates.

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Chambers is eager to keep working for Mayo

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

General Election 2020 will mark the third time that Lisa Chambers has put herself before the people of Mayo in a general election - yet it all still feels very new to her, Chambers told the Mayo Advertiser this week: "I suppose, going back it was just 11 years ago when I joined Fianna Fáil and we were just talking about it with my team and I still feel very new, even though I am the best part of ten years in politics - I contested my first election in 2011 - you are learning all the time."

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