Donegal South West: Count 4

Sinn Fein Senator Pearse Doherty
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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.

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for and UCC Express.

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