The party despite some earlier opinions polls putting it precariously close to Sinn Fein for its own comfort has ridden the storm.
The electorate seems inclined to punish a party for continuing with austerity rather than those it feels caused it. The re-emergence of the Green Party would lend itself to such an interpretation.
|The proclaimation to dissolve the Dail was|
signed by President Eamon de Valera and An Taoiseach Sean Lemass at a
short formal ceremony at Aras an Uachtarain. 18.03.1965
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