The success of Sinn Fein has come as a shock to the political establishment. Just before the election was called a month ago it was at 11 per cent in the opinion polls. It had disastrous European and local elections last year and was widely predicted to lose seats in this election. But it successfully tapped into voter frustration, particularly among the younger generation. For more on the Irish election, head here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/… Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ Telegraph.co.uk and YouTube.com/TelegraphTV are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.