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Michael P writes:

A friend of mine spotted that Paul Murphy is being a bit cheeky. He’s sharing an Irish Times article about him on his Facebook, but has edited the headline to make it seem like it’s suggesting that he’s got a chance in the election.

The real headline is (and was, judging by the URL) “Socialist MEP appeals for support for third Dublin seat”. Yet when he shared it on Facebook, he edited the Irish Times article to say “Murphy best placed to take third seat from Labour & FF”. The article and polls suggest no such thing. Harry McGee from the Irish Times actually reckons that the last Dublin seat is down to Eamon Ryan (Greens) and Mary Fitzpatrick (FF), and will just depend on first preferences.