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Holly Cairns’ first weeks of leadership

Cork TD, Holly Cairns, was elected as leader of the Social Democrats, unopposed, on March 1, becoming the youngest leader of a political party in Ireland. She succeeds Catherine Murphy and Róisín Shortall, the previous joint party leaders, who announced their departure back in February. The 33-year-old was elected to Dáil Eireann in February 2020 for South-West Cork. Cairns attended …