#Seanad16 – Industrial and Commercial Panel

Pádraig Mac Lochlainn - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 36
Seats: 9
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 112,401
At least 3 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 9
Remaining Candidates: 0
Status: Complete
State of the Parties: FG 3, FF 3, SF 1, Ind 1, Lab 1,

Sinn Fein’s Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

Catherine Noone - Elected Count 25, Fine Gael
Catherine Noone – Elected Count 26, Fine Gael

has continued the form for Sinn Fein by topping the poll on the 1st count with 114 votes. He has benefited from having no running mate and cleaned up.

Labour’s Aodhain O Riordain had a great campaign and finsihed 2nd with 88 1st preferences. Aodhain was finally tipped over the line on the 33rd count with the transfers from Fine Gael’s Colm Burke and picking up transfers throughout the count.

Catherine Ardagh - Elected Count 28, Fianna Fail
Catherine Ardagh – Elected Count 28, Fianna Fail

While the Independent candidate Frances Black came 3rd with 75. Black was eventually elected on the 28th count having proven quite transfer friendly picking up votes for from parties and independents.

Fianna Fail’s Catherine Ardagh is certain to be elected. Ardagh will most likely be joined by Aidan Devitt. Ardagh was elected on the 28th count following the elimination of Neil Blaney. Ardagh was joined by both Davitt and Horkan on the final count having managed to stay ahead of the independent Dineen.

Fine Gael’s Catherine Noone was elected

Frances Black - Elected Count 28, Independent
Frances Black – Elected Count 28, Independent

on the 26th count to the second seat following the elimination of Imelda Henry. Fine Gael will get a second seat and it will more then likely be Colm Burke. Following the elimination of John Crowe on the 31st Count, Colm Burke was elected on the 32nd Count. Fine Gael got the 3rd seat on the final count with Paul Coghlan also staying ahead of the independent candidate Dineen.

Ciaran Staunton looked to be in the running for a second independent seat but he was over taken by Nigel Dineen. He would be challenging either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail for their 3rd seat, but with 32 of Staunton’s transfers

Colm Burke - Elected Count 32, Fine Gael
Colm Burke – Elected Count 32, Fine Gael

deemed non-transferable on after his elimination on Count 30 and only small amount of transfers available from Frances Black’s transfers it was not to be.

Elected:

  • Mac Lochlainn, Pádraig (Count 1) SF
  • Noone, Catherine (Count 26) FG
  • Ardagh, Catherine (Count 28) FF
  • Black, Frances (Count 28) Ind
  • Burke, Colm (Count 32) FG
  • O’Riordain, Aodhain (Count 33) Lab
  • Aodhan O'Riordain - Elected Count 33, Labour
    Aodhan O’Riordain – Elected Count 33, Labour

    Coghlan, Paul (Count 35) FG

  • Davitt, Aideen (Count 35) FF
  • Horkan, Gerry (Count 35) FF

Elimination:

  • Curley, Donnacha (Count 2) Ind
  • Kennelly, Mike (Count 3) FG
  • Hughes, Mary (Count 4) FF
  • Power, Milo (Count 5) Ind
  • Neylon, Eoin (Count 6) FF
  • Casey, Peter (Count 7) Ind
  • Keane, Cait (Count 8) FG
  • Lavelle, William (Count 9) FG

    Paul Coghlan - Elected Count 35, Fine Gael
    Paul Coghlan – Elected Count 35, Fine Gael
  • McEllistrim, Thomas (Count 10) FF
  • Kelleher, Niall (Count 11) FF
  • O’Shea-Farran, Linda (Count 12) FG
  • McKiernan, Sean (Count 13) FG
  • O’Rourke, Aengus (Count 14) FF
  • MacSharry, Tom (Count 15) FF
  • Owens, Danny (Count 16) FF
  • Kelly, Joe (Count 17) Ind
  • Hanafin, John (Count 18) FF
  • O’Donovan, Deirdre (Count 19) Ind
  • Butler, Ray (Count 20) FG
  • Griffin, Arthur (Count 21) FF

    Gerry Horkan - Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail
    Gerry Horkan – Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail
  • Ward, Barry (Count 22) FG
  • Bannon, James (Count 23) FG
  • Ryan, Rob (Count 24) FF
  • Henry, Imelda (Count 25) FG
  • Blaney, Niall (Count 27) FF
  • Stauton, Ciaran (Count 30) Ind
  • Crowe, John (Count 31) FG
  • Dineen, Nigel (Count 34) Ind

Check out Adrian Kavanagh’s Blog for some perspectives and see SeanadCount.ie for the results as they come in.

Follow @oireachtasnews for updates on the vocational panels.

Aidan Davitt - Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail
Aidan Davitt – Elected Count 35, Fianna Fail

Current Seanad Standings

FF: 12
FG: 11
SF: 6
Ind: 3
Lab: 3
GP: 1

Results

Author: Stephen

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

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