Saoirse McHugh expresses cautious delight at exit poll result

In the Midlands North West Constituency of the European Elections, the performance of Saoirse McHugh is the big news of the day.

Commentators have attributed her 12 per cent haul of the constituency vote to her national TV debate performance on Tuesday night.

However, Green Party national figures are claiming that the support is a clear indicator of how ready people are to take action on climate change.

Speaking to Joe Finnegan as part of Shannonside’s Election Results coverage today she said she’s still in shock herself, but taking nothing for granted.

And the Achill Island grower says she believes that people were ready to vote Green this time.