Irish election: some cause for hope

February 28, 2011 at 12:01 am (elections, Ireland, Jim D)

Patrick M reports:

With around 20 seats to be decided the anti-capitalist left have won 4 seats in the new Dail.

Joe Higgins of the Socialist Party was elected in Dublin West with 19% of the vote.
Clare Daly, SP, elected in Dublin North with 15.2%.
Joan Collins of People Before Profit elected in Dublin South Central with 13%.
Richard Boyd Barratt, PBP, elected in Dun Laoghaoire with 11%.

The overall result replaces one right-wing capitalist party with another but these results give a national platform to explicitly socialist politics in Ireland.
– Patrick

1 Comment

  1. entdinglichung said,

    Séamus Healy (ULA/WUAG Tipperary) also got elected with 21.3% in Tipperary South

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