And the results of the final count after Pringle’s votes are distributed:
- Doherty, Pearse SF +1709 (16897)
- O’Neill, Barry FG +869 (8102)
- Ó Domhnaill, Brian FF +433 (8069)
- Non-Transferable +805 (2135)
As neither O’Neill or Ó Domhnaill can reach quota, Pearse Doherty has been declared elected. He is now a TD.
It is interesting also to see that Fine Gael’s Barry O’Neil managed to finish up in 2nd place. Granted only by30 odd votes, but that can be taken as a moral victory. for FG and a bad result for Fianna Fail.
In an email to members Enda Kenny said “Barry O’Neill has proven himself to be a candidate of quality who gave a very credible performance on his first outing in a Dáil election.”
This result shows how interesting it may be in the General Election next year.
Congratulations of course to Pearse Doherty TD.