Almost 470 nominated for May 24 election

A total of almost 470 candidates have been nominated to contest the upcoming election in the 43 constituencies nationwide.

A total of almost 470 candidates have been nominated to contest the upcoming election in the 43 constituencies nationwide.

Nominations for the May 24 poll closed yesterday afternoon.

Fianna Fáil is running the highest number of candidates (106), followed by Fine Gael (91), Labour (50), the Greens (44), Sinn Féin (41) and the PDs (30).

The Socialist Party, meanwhile, is contesting four constituencies, while other candidates will also be standing for the Workers' Party, the Christian Solidarity Party, the Fathers' Rights and Responsibilities campaign, the People Before Profit Alliance and the Immigration Control Platform.

The highest number of candidates are running in Laois-Offaly and Dublin South Central, where 16 would-be TDs are competing for five seats.

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