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Laois Election Expert Expecting High Turnout For Saturday Vote

It's only the second time in the history of the state there's been a weekend polling day.

The campaign for General Election 2020 is underway with parties setting out their stalls.

Fine Gael are in Monaghan while Fianna Fail are in Dublin for the first full day of campaigning.

The 32nd Dáil was dissolved yesterday, with the Taoiseach announcing that polling day is February 8th.

The election coincides with a number of sporting events, including Ireland's Six Nations match against Wales.

But Laois' Adrian Kavanagh - election expert and lecturer at the Maynooth University - thinks a weekend election will be good for turnout:

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