The main casualty of the Irish General election so far is Sean Haughey, Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin North Central and who was a Minister of State in the Department of Education and Skills. He has conceded prior to the declaration of the first preference votes which indicates a heavy defeat.
Haughey was the son of the controversial and well known Charles Haughey, Leader of Fianna Fáil from 1979 to 1992 and Taoiseach of Ireland on three occassions in the 1980's. Sean Haughey's grandfather was Sean Lemass, veteran of the 1916 Easter Rising, the War of Independence and the Civil War and founder with Eamon De Valera of Fianna Fáil. Lemass served as a TD in Dáil Éireann from 1924 to 1969 and was Taoiseach from 1959 to 1966.
End of a dynasty indeed.