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Barry Cowen calls for urgent Fianna Fáil meeting following by-election performance

Barry Cowen TD has called for special meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party to discuss the results of the Dublin Bay South by-election.

The Fianna Fáil candidate, Deirdre Conroy received just 5% of first preference votes.

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The Labour Party’s Ivana Bacik topped the poll and was deemed elected on the final count.

Cowen described Fianna Fáil’s performance as “both a shock and alarming but strangely not hugely surprising.”

He said the matter cannot be ignored and called for an urgent special meeting of the party.

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“Our parliamentary party, its leadership and executive personnel of the party should meet during the summer to reflect, discuss and take on board these messages,” Cowen said.

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