Hogan expects 77 seats for FG

Fine Gael’s Director of Elections, Phil Hogan expects that his party will secure 77 seats in the General Election.

Fine Gael’s Director of Elections, Phil Hogan expects that his party will secure 77 seats in the General Election.

The Carlow/Kilkenny TD, who is on the verge of masterminding three FG seats in his own constiuency, said that Fine Gael are in a strong position to win 77 seats - and described it as an “historic” result with a strong mandate from the people.

Both Hogan and John Paul Phelan remain at the top of the poll in Carlow/Kilkenny, and with the transfer of Carlow candidates Fine Gael expect Pat Deering to benefit and claim the final seat.