Fine Gael’s election slogan, which calls on voters to “keep the recovery going”, should, on the face of it, be a powerful mobilising tool for the governing parties. And yet, it may, perversely, prove counter-productive.
In 2015, some councillors made it to more than 90 percent of meetings. Others made it to less than 60 percent of those they were supposed to attend.
If you live in an apartment, you probably haven’t been canvassed in the election build-up. Is that a relief, or a sign that apartment dwellers matter less than those in houses?
Fianna Fail chose Catherine Ardagh, over Daithi de Roiste, as its election candidate in Dublin South-Central. How do their records compare as councillors?
With one socialist TD and four prominent Labour TDs not running for re-election in Dublin constituencies, the Social Democrats might find some space.