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The Half Past Fix: 11.30pm

EVERY hour – on the half hour –TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

I'll be back? Mary Hanafin has not quite said goodnight...
I'll be back? Mary Hanafin has not quite said goodnight...
Image: PA Images/Niall Carson

EVERY HOUR – on the half hour –TheJournal.ie brings you your fix of election tallies, predictions and results of the last 60 minutes. Here’s how the winners and losers of GE11 are playing out so far.

WINNER:

  • Mary Hanafin - Oh yes. A week – nay, a day – is a long time in politics. The deputy leader of Fianna Fail was knocked out of the Dun Laoghaire constituency around lunchtime today by People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd-Barrett. Shortly afterwards, she told PA that she had not decided to retire from politics altogether.

Tonight, on RTE’s The Week in Politics, FF leader Micheal Martin said that although the party had no female TDs returned to the 31st Dail, they were looking to the Seanad elections this coming week to get some female Fianna Failers elected there. Who on earth could he be thinking of?

LOSER:

Coalition talks - Anyone looking forward to a drawn-out dance of seduction between Fine Gael and Labour may be disappointed, according to the Wall Street Journal. The paper’s report on the weekend’s results says ‘Irish Govt Talks May Conclude Quickly, Focus on EU Meetings’.

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