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Minister For Sport Shane Ross Looks Set To Lose Seat In General Election

Minister For Sport Shane Ross Looks Set To Lose Seat In General Election

Minister for Sport Shane Ross looks set to lose his Dáil seat in the general election, with the independent candidate slipping well down the polls in his constituency.

Having topped the poll and being elected after the first count in Dublin Rathdown in 2016, Ross only managed just over 8% of the first preference votes in this election. That's a drop of over 16% in comparison to four years ago.

Barring a remarkable turn of events, he will be losing his place as a TD.

The reason for this drastic change in fortunes is unclear, but it is likely his association with the Fine Gael government had an impact. Many have also been hugely critical of his handling of the recent FAI scandal, with a tweet he sent on Christmas day drawing the ire of football supporters around the country.

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While has slammed the FAI in the recent past, we are not all that far removed when he seemed to get on quite well with the higher-ups in the organisation.

A quick look through Sportsfile will provide no shortage of examples of the politician looking quite pally with John Delaney and co.

This is all without mentioning the infamous Katie Taylor homecoming last summer.

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Unsurprisingly, it seems quite a lot of people are rather amused by this latest development:

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Gary Connaughton

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