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Irish Election: Labour Vs Sinn Fein

Duration: 03:35

Traditionally the biggest vote winners in the Republic's elections are Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael but the smaller parties have played important roles in coalition governments. In the wake of the economic crisis, the balance of power is expected to change again and one of the key contests is between Sinn Fein and Labour for working class votes. In the run up to the election, our correspondent Shane Harrison has been to one of those battlegrounds, Dublin north-west - a 3 seat constituency, that includes Finglas and Ballymun.

Available since: Fri 11 Feb 2011

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BBC Newsline 04/02/2011

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First broadcast: 04 Feb 2011

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