Having spent practically all his life in politics Sligo's Declan Bree expressed his disappointment saying that what it was time now for a rethink in the left strategy.
Bree was eliminated on the 13th. count with a total o5 5,292 votes.
He said "The massive surge in the Sinn Fein votes obviously took a lot of the traditional left vote but I must congratulate Martin Kenny on his performance - it was first class.
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