Not since Enda Kenny as a by election candidate himself in 1975 has a Government candidate won a by election. The people of Meath East have endorsed the policies and leadership of Enda Kenny who is reinstating our economy and giving hope to the Irish People !
Despite having the honesty and courage to sent out 1,700,000 demand letters for a new property tax days before polling day, slashing the pay of public sector workers, demanding that public sector workers work longer hours, the people have spoken and given a massive endorsement of his leadership and policy direction despite the hardship being endured by so many.
Yes many failed to blame Fianna Fáil for their incompetence which made the harsh measures necessary.
Sinn Féin are put on notice that the electorate intend to call them to serve in Government even though they might not achieve an over all majority as they would wish. The electorate want them to take Labour's place in Government.
It is incredible that a Government would send out demands to 1,700,000 households for a new property tax days before a by election. Te electorate have again rejected Fianna Fáil as having any credible solution to the problems of the Irish People.