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Irish election 2020 as it happened: Sinn Fein secures 37 seats in Dail

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Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald and Micheal Martin (Liam McBurney, Niall Carson and Yui Mok/PA)

Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald and Micheal Martin (Liam McBurney, Niall Carson and Yui Mok/PA)

Leo Varadkar, Mary Lou McDonald and Micheal Martin (Liam McBurney, Niall Carson and Yui Mok/PA)

Sinn Fein is celebrating a stunning election victory in the Republic, after winning the popular vote, with attention now turning to if the party will enter government - and with who.

The party secured 24.5% of the vote ahead of Fianna Fail on 22.2% and Fine Gael on 20.9%. Sinn Fein will have at least 37 seats, with 28 seats yet to be called. Fianna Fail will be above 40 seats and Fine Gael under 40.

Follow coverage of all the results as they happened below.

Belfast Telegraph


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