DUBLIN, Feb. 8 (EUROPE PRESS) –
At 5:00 pm, participation in the legislative elections in Ireland reached 55 percent in the Glasnevin district of the capital, Dublin, a high figure compared to previous appointments and that has been achieved despite the bad weather that plagues the island.
In contrast, in constituencies such as North Inner City it barely reached 28 percent, reports Irish public television, RTE. More on average are neighborhoods such as Artane (49 percent), Sandymount (46%) and Ringsend (46%). In Dublin County, participation has reached an average of 48 percent until 5 pm.
As for the results, an approximate image of what the next Irish parliament will be about 10 pm, the expected closing time of the polling stations and when it is planned to publish the polls at the foot of the ballot box commissioned by public television RTE to Ipsos MRBI and for 'The Irish Times' to TG4 and UCD.
The Irish are called to the polls for a parliamentary election that could mark a separate point in the political scene of the country, in view of some polls that put the ruling party behind, the Fine Gael of Leo Varadkar, and that predict some unprecedented positive results for Sinn Féin. Nor does the other great Irish party, Fianna Fáil, have good prospects.