Eamon Gilmore TD greets Alex at the Count Centre at the RDS last Saturday

Eamon Gilmore TD greets Alex at the Count Centre at the RDS last Saturday

On my own behalf, I would like to thank everyone who has given help, assistance and support to the campaign in Dublin South over the past number of months.

Labour had a fabulous election across Dublin and the rest of the country, all of which bodes well for the future. In Dublin South, we gained a seat in Stillorgan and held our other three seats comfortably. I would like to congratulate Aidan Culhane, Lettie McCarthy, Richard Humphreys and Paddy Cosgrave on their wonderful results, and also Veronica O’Doherty and Aidan O’Sullivan who ran great campaigns.

Obviously, I was disappointed not to have succeeded in winning the by-election, especially after all the dedicated hard work and commitment shown by so many party members and supporters. However, I was delighted to have secured well in excess of a general election quota. Our success in doubling the vote to 10,000 first preferences proves that a Dáil seat is now well within our grasp in Dublin South.

Finally, my thanks to the visitors to The White Board and Stay with the sites as there will be plenty more from the Seanad in the coming months.

More :: To see more photos from the RDS at the weekend, please visit Labour’s Flickr page by clicking here.
More :: See Alex’s interview after the result on the RTE website. Click here and go to 1hr 12mins