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Election Daily: Sinn Féin’s leadership under scrutiny

Hugh Linehan is joined by Jennifer Bray and Cormac McQuinn on day four of the count.


Only a handful of seats remain unfilled in the local elections with Fianna Fáil slightly ahead of Fine Gael for the majority of seats. 


Sinn Féin now has 100 seats which is an improvement on its disastrous 2019 election, however Jennifer Bray has reported on the growing unease within the party over Mary Lou McDonald’s leadership after their poor election results. 


The Dublin count is nearing its moment of truth with Barry Andrews and Regina Doherty looking comfortably in, and the final two seats still to play for. 


The team discuss the latest results, the possibility of an autumn election and they answer some listener questions. 


Minutes after recording the podcast, it was announced that outgoing MEP Clare Daly was eliminated following the 17th count of votes in the Dublin constituency.

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