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IrelandGreen Party’s Ciaran Cuffe ‘not celebrating yet’ as he looks set to top poll

00:35  27 may  2019
00:35  27 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party

Exit poll shows Greens will top European poll in Dublin amid big gains for the party The exit poll has Ciarán Cuffe on 23%, with Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald on 14%. Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews and Independent TD Clare Daly are both on 12%. Sinn Féin’s Lynn Boylan is on 10%; if these polls are correct, she will not be re-elected as an MEP. © RTa The Green’s Saoirse McHugh is on 12%, which puts her in third place in the Midlands-NorthWest area. Fine Gael’s Mairéad McGuinness and Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy are on 25% and 15% respectively in those areas. Maria Walsh and Luke Ming Flanagan are in a battle for the final seat, as both are on 10%.

The poll suggested that the Green ' s Dublin candidate Ciarán Cuffe will top the poll , while Grace O'Sullivan in Ireland South, and Saoirse McHugh in Midlands-North-West could also pick up seats. The Green surge carried through to the Local Elections with the party predicted to attain 9% support - a

The Green Party are set to be the big winners in the local and European elections The poll suggests that the Greens will top the poll in the Dublin constituency in the European In Dublin, Green candidate Ciarán Cuffe will win 23 per cent of the vote, the poll predicts, comfortably electing him on

Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe ‘not celebrating yet’ as he looks set to top poll © Niall Carson Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan (left) and candidate Ciaran Cuffe (Niall Carson/PA)

The Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe is expected to top the poll in the Dublin constituency at Ireland’s European election count.

The surge in support for the Green Party is widespread, with party candidates expected to take seats in Ireland’s other two constituencies.

Mr Cuffe, who looks set to take the first Dublin seat, posed briefly for pictures after arriving at Dublin’s count centre in Simmonscourt. But when asked was he celebrating yet, he said he did not want to tempt fate.

“I’ll wait until I see what is going on until I do any cheering,” he said.

'I never thought we'd have a day like this' – Green Party's Ciaran Cuffe as he gets set to top poll for Europe

'I never thought we'd have a day like this' – Green Party's Ciaran Cuffe as he gets set to top poll for Europe The Green Party's Ciaran Cuffe is ‘overjoyed’ with early tallies pointing to a resounding victory for him in the local and European elections. Speaking to RTÉ, he said this has been an 'extraordinary’ weekend for the Green Party. “It’s been an extraordinary weekend for the Green Party, I am just so pleased that there is so many young people, young women, [are] getting elected for us all across the country,” he said. “It is an extraordinary day I never thought we’d have a day like this and I am just overjoyed at the news,” he added. He said his focus is on the local elections today, as counting doesn't begin for the European elections until tomorrow.

Greens set to top European poll in Dublin and see councillors elected countrywide. - Green Party on 9 per cent and set to secure 20 seats at local elections. - Fianna Fáil and Fine In Dublin, Green candidate Ciarán Cuffe will win 23 per cent of the vote, the poll predicts, comfortably electing him on

The poll comes with caveats but the hike in support for the Green Party looks consistent and widespread even accounting for the 4% margin of error in constituencies. The key trend from the Dublin constituency is the projected poll - topping performance of the Green Party ' s Ciaran Cuffe .

“I don’t want to tempt fate, I’m here to have a look at the spoiled votes, if things go well, I’ll be celebrating when the count comes in, but for the moment I am just here to have a look.”

The RTE/TG4 poll indicates that the councillor will win the seat with 23% of the vote.

The exit poll put Fine Gael TD Frances Fitzgerald on 14%, while Fianna Fail’s Barry Andrews and Independent TD Clare Daly are both on 12%.

Sinn Fein’s Lynn Boylan will struggle to retain her seat as early indications put her on 10%.

Ms Fitzgerald said it was “interesting” that some of her transfer votes went to Mr Andrews.

Green Party powering towards victory in Election 2019 and deliver warning to Government to 'wake up and smell the flowers'

Green Party powering towards victory in Election 2019 and deliver warning to Government to 'wake up and smell the flowers' This will undoubtedly go down on record as the Green election . The party was obliterated after going into Government with Fianna Fáil in the 2000s, when its core supporters felt they sold out to the mainstream. But with climate action and the environment back as a core issue in politics, the Greens’ resurrection has begun. Hazel Chu was the first Green candidate elected nationally on Saturday  - and she represents a new generation of politicians. The Dublin Pembroke winner secured a massive 33% of the vote in the Dublin city centre ward - enough for two people to be elected.

The Green Party are set to be the big winners in both the local and European elections, while the Exit poll in summary. Green party surge in European election. Fine Gael’ s Deirdre Clune’ s seat is under Mr Welby said he had retained his Galway County Council seat without using any posters.

Greens set to top European poll in Dublin and see councillors elected countrywide. In Dublin, Green candidate Ciarán Cuffe will win 23 per cent of the vote, the poll predicts, comfortably The news for the others parties from the poll is mixed. Fine Gael will win one seat in Dublin with Frances

Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe ‘not celebrating yet’ as he looks set to top poll © Getty Planning Minister Ciaran Cuffe (left) and Housing Minister Michael Finneran during a press briefing in the Custom House, Dublin, where they revealed boom time developers did not lodge enough security money to complete 2,800 unfinished housing estates littered around the country. (Photo by Julien Behal/PA Images via Getty Images)

“It seems that in European elections the transfers go across the whole wide variety of candidates,” she said.

“It does seem as if the left haven’t done well in these elections and maybe people are voting more centrist. I think that would be a reflection of that if that is the case.

“Climate change is very on the agenda and I think … people wanted to give a message about climate change and that’s very clear.”

Addressing questions about the possibility of an early general election, Ms Fitzgerald said there are a lot of factors at play including the “very uncertain” situation in British politics.

First European election result confirms 'green wave' in Dublin - but no MEPs elected after seventh count

First European election result confirms 'green wave' in Dublin - but no MEPs elected after seventh count The first results from the European elections are in.

Green Party candidate Ciarán Cuffe canvasses for the European elections on Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin. Fine Gael will struggle to hold its second seat in the Ireland South constituency, while Sinn Féin’ s Dublin seat is in danger, and the party is set to lose council seats as its vote share declines.

The Green Party is set to top the European poll in Dublin, an exit poll suggested. The increased support looks widespread, even accounting for a The main trend from the Dublin constituency is the projected poll - topping performance of the Green Party ’ s former junior minister Ciaran Cuffe on a

“I think there’s a lot of challenges out there, stability is important,” she added.

Former SDLP leader Mark Durkan has conceded he is unlikely to win a seat in the European Parliament.

Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe ‘not celebrating yet’ as he looks set to top poll © Getty Ciaran Cuffe, Minister of State for Horticulture, Sustainable Travel and Planning and Heritage during a visit to the kids club for delegates children at the Green Party Convention at the Tower Hotel in Waterford, Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)

Mr Durkan ran as a Fine Gael candidate in the Dublin constituency. An RTE exit poll predicted his vote share was just 5%.

Arriving at the count on Sunday evening, he told Press Association he was unlikely to win a seat.

“I’m not in here believing I am going to defy the gravity of the exit poll,” he said.

“But I don’t regret running, I’ve enjoyed the conversations with people across Dublin, I’ve enjoyed it as an experience.

“I’ve enjoyed listening to the arguments and the ideas of other candidates as well, I have huge respect for a range of other candidates.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said his party is doing “very well” in the European elections, with its vote up by around 7%.

Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe tops poll in Dublin

Green Party’s Ciaran Cuffe tops poll in Dublin The turnout for Dublin was just under 43%. The Green Party councillor celebrated with family and party colleagues, however he will have to wait until Monday before he will be officially elected. Heading out to Count Centre. Sincere thanks for all your support that brought us to this extraordinary day #LE2019 #WantGreenJoinGreen pic.twitter.com/wPe8J4mCkF— Ciarán Cuffe (@CiaranCuffe) May 25, 2019 Fine Gael’s Frances Fitzgerald polled 59,067 votes, while Fianna Fail’s Andrew Barry gained 51,420 votes. Independent Clare Daly gained 42,305 votes, beating Sinn Fein’s Lynn Boylan who polled 39,387 votes.

The Green Party ' s Saoirse McHugh hits out at Independent candidate Peter Casey during a Prime Time European Election debate, telling the former Ciarán Cuffe looks like he will top the poll in Dublin with well over a quota. And there are strong indications that the party will return MEPs in all

EXIT polls following today' s vote have suggested the Green Party will top the poll in Dublin. RTE and TG4' s exit poll , which was announced on tonight' s Late Late Show, indicated that Ciaran Cuffe will win the Turnout looked set to hit a record low yesterday — but a late surge in voters in the evening

Speaking in Dublin he said: “It’s up in all three constituencies, we’ll be ahead of Fianna Fail and  they actually beat us in a popular vote in the European elections the last time.”

He said he expects to take three seats and will be “on the hunt” for two more.

The first count is expected to be declared in Dublin on Monday.

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