The results from ElectionsIreland.org
As expected Doherty as topped the poll. Unexpectedly Labour’s Frank McBreaty has come 4th with the Independent Thomas Pringle beating him by 90 votes on the first count. It will be interesting if he gets eliminated on the 2nd count!
For the second count Ann Sweeney (Ind/New Ireland) has been eliminated and her 133 votes are being distributed.
Some may see Barry O’Neills result as being a poor one, but the fact that he is less then 1,000 votes behind Fianna Fail’s Brian Ó Domhnaill, says a lot for his campaign.
The results were fairly close to that unofficial exit poll last night. Turnout was up on what was being reported, with 55.32% of eligible voters voting and that has led to a quota of 17,213.
4pm UPDATE: It is expected that Labour’s Frank McBreaty will be the next candidate eliminated.