Wednesday

4th May 2016

Ticker

Irish EP exit poll: Gains for Greens and Sinn Fein

Independents scooped around quarter of the vote in Ireland's EU elections Friday, according to RTE exit polls. Governing Fine Gael and Labour received 22% and 6% respectively. Opposition Fianna Fail received 22%. Sinn Fein on 17% and the Greens on 6% were the only parties to gain since 2009.

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