Joe Higgins of the Socialist Party, receiving 82,366 votes (of which 50,510 were first preference votes), was elected to the Dublin Constituency for the European Parliament.
Listen to Higgins’ speech to the media after his victory.
“This is a roar of opposition by ordinary people in Dublin to the savage policies of the Fianna Fáil-Green Party government in making working people and the unemployed pay for a crisis caused by speculators, by big developers, and by big bankers, facilitated by Fianna Fáil.” — Joe Higgins
Click here for a brief biography of Joe Higgins. For more information, go to the Web site of the Socialist Party (at www.socialistparty.net) or Higgins’ campaign Web site (at www.joehiggins.eu).