Irish nationalists Sinn Fein demand place in government after election

Irish nationalists Sinn Fein have demanded to be part of the next Irish Government after early results indicated the party secured the most votes in an election described by leader Mary Lou McDonald as a ballot box "revolution".

In a major realignment, the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), which has recast itself as the main left-wing party, secured 24 per cent of first-preference votes, almost doubling its share from the last election in 2016.

  • ABC news

The breakthrough put Sinn Fein narrowly ahead of Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s Fine Gael party and its rival Fianna Fail, in an election analysts described as a …

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