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The Explainer: What is the shape of Irish politics after the local and European elections?

To take stock of where we’re at now, Laura Byrne is joined on this week’s episode of The Explainer by our Political Editor Christina Finn, and Brendan Flynn, a Head of Political Science at the University of Galway.

THE SEATS ARE filled, the dust is settling, and the count centre staff enjoying some well-earned rest.

The local and European elections are over. A fresh batch of MEPs are off to Europe and some new faces are popping up on local councils closer to home.

It was an election marked by a level – or lacklustre – performance by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, while the Greens suffered and Sinn Féin polled well but below what some might have expected. All eyes were also on the range of parties and independents with right-learning views who were featured in a way unfamiliar to Irish politics.

To take stock of where we’re at now, Laura Byrne is joined on this week’s episode of The Explainer by our Political Editor Christina Finn, and Brendan Flynn, a Head of Political Science at the University of Galway.


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This episode was put together by presenter Laura Byrne, senior producer Nicky Ryan and executive producer Sinéad O’Carroll.

This work is co-funded by Journal Media and a grant programme from the European Parliament. Any opinions or conclusions expressed in this work are the author’s own. The European Parliament has no involvement in nor responsibility for the editorial content published by the project. For more information, see here.

 

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