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.