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May 14, 2012

The Cedar Lounge Revolution

In the 2007 General Election and the 2009 Local and European Elections the expected continued rise of Sinn Féin in The Republic of Ireland was halted. In 2007 Sinn Féin went from 5 Dail seats to 4, In 2009 Mary Lou McDonald lost her European seat and the Local Election results provided little or no cheer as seats were both lost and gained. Indeed in the aftermath of those 2009 elections a number of councillors left the party . There was talk of a vote ceiling having been reached and so on…..
….I was recently discussing recent opinion polls with a friend, where naturally the subject of Sinn Feins recent poll gains came up. We wondered what targets they had for the 2014 Local Elections.
They should win at least a hundred County Council seats (they hold around 50 at the minute) was my friends suggested target. I felt that…

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