The Government will lose all three by-elections – Jim Higgins

The Government won't run the the three by-elections in Dublin,Donegal and Waterford because they know they will lose them all.

Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins says the voters will use the opportunity to show their frustration with the Fianna Fail-Green coalition.

The three vacancies follow the departure of George Lee, the election of Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher to the European Parliament and the resignation of Martin Cullen.

Jim Higgins says the Government will shy away from holding any by-election at the moment.

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