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He’s waffen a laff.

This afternoon.

Election candidate and National Party leader Justin Barrett (in suit) and friends leave the RDS he Dublin Bay South by-election count centre for his bunker. He was eliminated on the third count.

Thanks, Green Zip-Ups.

Meanwhile…

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This evening.

Am I hot?

You are not.

Earlier…

top from left: candidate James Geogehan, Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Fine Gael campaign director and government minister Simon Harris

This evening.

RDS count centre, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Earlier…

This afternoon.

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan and wife Claire arriving at the RDS count centre for the Dublin Bay South by-election tally.

Earlier: I Am Bacik Crazy

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This afternoon.

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Fianna Fáil’s Jim Callaghan and election candidate Deirdre Conroy outside the RDS count centre for the Dublin Bay South by-election.

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This afternoon (1.40pm).

Via Ciarán Bolger

Earlier…

Labour TD Duncan Smith in the RDS during the count for the Dublin Bay South by-election this morning

This morning.

Gulp.

Earlier…

This morning.

Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

A layer of protective perspex in front of ballot boxes and tellers in the RDS, as the count begins for the Dublin Bay South by-election.

More to follow.

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‘sup?

This morning.

Portobello, Dublin 8.

Labour Senator Ivana Bacik arriving at her polling station with husband Alan Saul and dog Ginny, to cast her vote in the Dublin Bay South by-election this morning.

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This morning.

RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Fianna Fáil candidate Deirdre Conroy with her sons as they voted  in the Dublin Bay South by-election this morning.

Earlier: The Auld Triangle

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This morning.

The Triangle, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar and Dublin Bay South Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan canvass as the election to fill the Dáil seat vacated by former Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy gets underway.

Yesterday: Vote Like My Future Depends On It

Pic via Fer Otero

The privilege is all his.

This afternoon.

A desperate last-minute plea handwritten appeal to Dublin Bay South voters from Fine Gael candidate James Geoghegan.

Richard writes:

The sore wrists in YFG after this will be disappointed to hear that the cringiness of this letter alone has ensured James an even lower place on my ballot this Thursday.

Earlier: At Bay

This morning.

Leinster House, Dublin 2.

Labour by-election candidate Senator Ivana Bacik with her Director of Elections Duncan Smith TD in the final hours of campaigning ahead of Thursday’s Dublin Bay South by-election.

Meanwhile…

This morning.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Green Party candidate, Claire Byrne and Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan at the party’s closing press call for the Dublin Bay South by-election.

Meanwhile…

This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2

People Before Profit candidate Brigid Purcell with Paul Murphy TD launching the party’s Youth Manifesto outside Leinster House.

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This afternoon.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Social Democrats candidate Sarah Durcan with party co-leader Roisin Shortall talk to media outside Leinster House.

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FIGHT!

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Yesterday: To The Manor Born

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Labour candidate Ivana Bacik

This morning.

Ahead of Thursday’s by-election in Dublin Bay South…

…Via Independent.ie:

Fine Gael has angrily complained to RTÉ after the Labour Party’s Ivana Bacik appeared on a prime time TV show just three days out from the by-election in Dublin Bay South.

Ms Bacik is in a battle with Fine Gael for the seat and the Senator featured prominently on a programme called ‘National Treasures’.

RTÉ has strict rules about fair coverage of candidates during campaigns.

The incident is reminiscent of a row between RTÉ and Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael during a by-election won by current foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney.

Fine Gael complains to RTÉ after Ivana Bacik’s TV appearance three days before Dublin Bay South by-election (Independent.ie)

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Fine Gael Councillor and election candidate, James Geoghegan canvassing in Ranelagh, Dublin 6

This morning.

Via Una Mullally in the Irish Times:

He comes from an intensely privileged background, with two Supreme Court judges as parents, and two more as grandparents. He looks the part, he’s got the clichéd south Dublin accent (something I sympathise with, having one myself), and he has run a superficial campaign based on the brand of bland nothingness his constituency predecessor, Eoghan Murphy, espoused to cruise into a housing ministry, and we all know how that went.

But condemning Geoghegan based on his beginnings is unfair. It’s not his fault he had a remarkable head-start in life. Privilege isn’t some kind of original sin. But what is relevant is how you use that privilege. Geoghegan worked for Fine Gael’s John Bruton in Washington DC, and then got a job with a lobbying firm run by another Bruton adviser, Kevin Gilna. It’s a small world . Now I’m not saying working for a lobbying firm that represents for Big Tobacco is among one of the worst things one can do with one’s privilege, but it is up there.

Back in Ireland, Geoghegan drifted from Fine Gael and backed Renua, a right-wing, anti-abortion entity that looked for a millisecond as though it might make an impact, given how disproportionate its founder Lucinda Creighton’s profile in the political media was. Renua flopped, closing off that career path.

Fine Gael is asking people to vote for Geoghegan because he is in Fine Gael. But if we extrapolate “merit” from meritocracy, and compare Geoghegan’s record to those he’s leading in the polls – Ivana Bacik, Lynn Boylan, Claire Byrne, and Sarah Durcan – he’s not at the races. There is no comparison.

Fight!

Fine Gael’s By-Election Candidate? You Couldn’t Make Him Up (Una Mullally, Irish Times)

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