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Republic of Ireland General Election 2011

28 February 2011

Fine Gael and Labour are to begin talks on the potential formation of a coalition government later today.

With recounts taking place in a number of constituencies, the latest projected outcome was:

  • Fine Gael 76 seats
  • Labour 37
  • Fianna Fáil 20
  • Sinn Féin 14
  • United Left Alliance 5 and
  • Others 14

The share of first-preference votes was:

  • Fine Gael 36.1 per cent
  • Labour 19.4 per cent
  • Fianna Fáil 17.4 per cent
  • Sinn Féin 9.9 per cent
  • Independents 15.2 per cent and
  • Green Party 1.8 per cent.

The turnout was 70.1 per cent and was the highest since 1987.

Congratulations are due to the two TSSA members, Brendan Ryan (Dublin North) and Sean Kenny (Dublin North East) who were both elected as Labour Party candidates.

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