Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
At least 4 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 8
Remaining Candidates: 5
State of Parties: FF 3, FG 3, SF 2, Ind 1, Lab 1, GP 1
Sinn Fein’s Rose Conway Walsh has topped the poll with 98 votes and is elected on the first Count of the
Agricultural Panel. Her running mate Trevor Ó Clochartaigh was elected on the 2nd count on the transfers from Conway-Walsh.
The surprise is Independent Candidate Victor Boyhan, a councillor from Dún Laoghaire who finished second just short of quota with 93 votes. Victor was elected on the 13th Count on transfers for Jennifer
For Fianna Fail Dennis O’Donovan was their highest vote getter with 89 votes, and was elected on the 9th Count. Brian Ó Domhnaill takes the 2nd Fianna Fail seat on 17th count after the elimination of running mate Paschal Mooney. The 18th count saw Pul Daly elected on the surplus from Brian O’Domhnail. Only one candidate remains for Fianna Fail and the is Michael Smith, is well off the pace and will be eliminated after FG’s Colm Markey.
Fine Gael’s Paddy Burke got 74 votes on the first count and there will be a scrabble to see who joins him. Burke was elected on Count 14. On Count 20 Burke was joined by Maria Byrne and Tim Lombard who were both elected after the elimination of Colm Markey.
following the transfer of Boyhan’s surplus. Labour’s Denis Landy is fighting to be elected as he battles to pick up transfers as he got 72 votes on the first count. Landy reached quota and was elected on Count 20.
The Green’s Grace O’Sullivan picked up 48 votes, and with the elimination
of SocDem’s Jennifer Whitmore, Grace is the last remaining candidate on the inside panel, she will be elected, as 4 candidates must be from the inside panel.
- Conway-Walsh, Rose (Count 1) SF
- Ó Clochartaigh, Trevor (Count 2) SF
- O’Donovan, Denis (Count 9) FF
- Boyhan, Vincent (Count 13) Ind
- Burke, Paddy (Count 14) FG
- O’Domhnail, Brian (Count 17) FF
- Daly, Paul (Count 18) FF
- Byrne, Maria (Count 20) FG
- Lombard, Time (Count 20) FG
- Landy, Denis (Count 20) Lab
- O’Sullivan, Grace (Elected without reaching quota) Green Party
- Hayes, Pat (Count 3) FF
- Commiskey, Michael (Count 4) FG
- Lawlor, Anthony (Count 5) FG
- Sheehan, John (Count 6) FG
- O’Reilly, Shane P. (Count 7) FF
- Gerety-Quinn, Connie (Count 8) FF
- O’Flynn, Frank (Count 10) FF
- Coonan, Noel (Count 11) FG
- Whitmore, Jennifer (Count 12) SocDem
- O’Neill, Pat (Count 15) FG
- Mooney, Paschal (Count 16) FF
- Markey, Colm (Count 18) FG
Check out Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog for
some perspectives and see SeanadCount.ie for the results as they come in.
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Current Seanad Standings
- FF: 5
- FG: 5
- SF: 3
- Ind: 1
- Lab 1
- GP 1
Results of Cultural and Educational Panel