Candidates debate without the other 7 candidates . The invitation must have gone to a privilege few . There are 11 people standing in this bye election. As an elected councillor for South Dublin Co Co who is standing in this bye election I am astonished that I am not invited . How can this be a fair campaign? I am a local man fighting for local issues but once again we the local people are overlooked . Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens are meant to participate equally. Doesn’t seem like democracy is happening in this bye election .