#Seanad16 – Administrative Panel

Mark Daly - Elected Count 1, Fianna Fail
Mark Daly – Elected Count 1, Fianna Fail
Niall Ó Donnghaile - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Niall Ó Donnghaile – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 17
Seats: 7
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 140,501
At least 3 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 9
State of the Parties: FF 2, FG 2,SF 1, Lab 1, Ind 1

In change Fianna Fail’s Mark Daly topped the poll in the Administration Panel. He recieved 184 1st preference votes, putting him well over the quota. The trick now will be for Fianna Fail to get two more elected, Diarmuid Wilson and Mary Fitzpatrick will be ones to watch. Diarmuid Wilson was elected on the final count as he reached the quota following the elimination of Independent Candidated Thomas Welby.

Sinn Feins Niall Ó Donnghaile was also elected on first count continuing to show their excellent vote management in this election. He received 150 1st preferences. His transfers did favour Independent candidates.

For Labour Kevin Humphreys will be hoping to deprive Fianna Fail of their 3rd seat. He got 99 votes on the first count. Humphreys was elected 13th count after all the Fine Gael candidates were eliminated, ensuring that Fianna Fail only got two seats.

Fine Gaels Maura Hopkins got 177 votes on the 1st count, which is the highest vote received by a Fine Gael candidate in these elections. Fine Gael do look to get a second seat on this panel, more then likely Martin Conway who is on 73. Following the elimination of Paudie Coffey, Maura Hopkins was elected on the 10th count. Martin Conway will join her in the Seanad after he was elected on 12th count following the elimination of Tom Seahan.

For the independents though Thomas Welby polled well the panels may go against him and see someone else elected. This will be one to watch as the count continues. John Dolan was elected on the last count by the virtue of being the only candidate left on the ‘outside’ panel, as Welby was ahead of him throughout the count.

Elected:

  • Daly, Mark (FF) Count 1
  • Ó Donnghaile, Niall (SF) Count 1
  • Hopkins, Maura (FG) Count 10
  • Conway, Martin (FG) Count 12
  • Humphreys, Kevin (Lab) Count 13
  • Wilson, Diarmuid (FF) Count 15
  • Dolan, John (Ind) Count 15

Eliminated:

  • Roche Mary (Ind) Count 3
  • O’Grady, Rosalenn (Ind) Count 4
  • Irwin, Jonathan (Ind) Count 5
  • Dempsey, Lorraine (Ind) Count 6
  • Power, Sean (FF) Count 7
  • Coghlan, Eamonn (FG) Count 8
  • Coffey, Paudie (FG) Count 9
  • Sheahan, Tom (FG) Count 11
  • Welby, Thomas J. (Ind) Count 13
  • Fitzpatrick, Mary (FF) Not Elected.

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.

Current Seanad Standings

FF: 14
FG: 13
SF: 7
Ind: 4
Lab: 4
GP: 1

Results

 

#Seanad16 – University of Dublin (TCD)

David Norris - Elected Count 1
David Norris – Elected Count 1

Candidates: 16
Seats: 3
Total Valid Poll: 10,6064
Quota: 4,017
Elected Candidates: 3
Remaining Candidates: 0
Status: Complete
A tally has been completed of the ballots and David Norris looks set to be elected on the first count with 25.1% of the vote. Ivana Bacik is second with

Ivana Bacik - Elected Count 13
Ivana Bacik – Elected Count 13

17.6%, but there is a real dog fight for the 3rd seat. Lynn Ruane (8.8%), Averil Power (8.5%) and Sean Barrett (8.3%) will be fighting till the end of that seat.

1:50am and the first count finally comes in! David Norris has topped the poll with 4,070. Ivana Bacik is over halfway to her goal on 2,853 votes. While the fight is really on for the 3rd seat. Lynn Ruane leads the pack with 1,378, Averil Power is close behind on 1,356 and Sean Barrett is on 1,317.

Lynn Ruane - Elected Count 15
Lynn Ruane – Elected Count 15

Thomas Clonan is 1,131 and if transfers go his way, he could mount a challenge!

With nearly 3,959 votes cast for the other 10 candidates, it is all to play for.

Power does not seeming to do well on the early transfers, with Ruane and Barrett doing a lot better. Will this continue across the counts?

On Count 8 Sean Barrett managed to leap both Power and Ruane, but is only 7 votes ahead of Ruane and 43 votes a head of power. Still all to play for.

On Count 10 Ruane is back in 3rd and is now 27 votes ahead of Barrett. Power is 22 behind, if she doesn’t catch up, she will be the decider.

Barrett is back in 3rd on the 11th Count, leading Ruane by 11 votes. Power has fallen further behind and will certainly be the king maker at this point, unless she make up the 162 gap between her and Ruane to challenge Barrett.

tcd count 11

On Count 12 Lynn Ruane yet again lept ahead of Barrett. She leads by 31 votes so her transfers will be crucial as we near the end of the count. Looks like Power will be the ond to decide it..

tcd count 12

Ivana Bacik was elected on the 13th count on Clonan’s transfers. These transfers also put Barrett ahead of Ruane by 22 votes. Both Bacik’s surplus of 127 and Power’s votes when eliminated will be crucial.

tcd count 13

And we are into the final count. The surplus from Bacik favourer Barrett and now leads by 46, but with Power’s 2,176 votes to be distributed, it could change yet again!

tcd count 14

On the final count, Barrett received 671 transfers from power but Ruane got 833 putting here 117 votes ahead of the outing senator. An amazing finish to the count!

tcd count 15

The University Times have a liveblog up on their site, check it out!

Elected:

  • Norris, David (Count 1)
  • Bacik, Ivana (Count 13)
  • Ruane, Lynn (Count 15)

Eliminated:

  • Cox, Maeve (Count 2)
  • Meehan, Eoin (Count 3)
  • Davitt, Edward (Count 4)
  • Cunningham, Kevin (Count 5)
  • Brennan, Sabrina (Count 6)
  • Melly, Sean (Count 7)
  • Tinney, Ethna (Count 8)
  • Priestley, William (Count 9)
  • Staines, Anthony (Count 10)
  • Coghlan, Oisin (Count 11)
  • Power, Averil (Count 14)

#Seanad16 – National University of Ireland

Michael McDowell - Elected Count 25
Michael McDowell – Elected Count 26

Candidates: 30
Seats: 3
Total Valid Poll: 36,293
Quota: 9,074
Elected Candidates: 3
Remaining Candidates: 30
Status: Complete
Current Count:

As predicted by many, Ronán Mullen has topped the poll in the NUI Panel with 7,632 votes. He was followed by Michael McDowell who got 5,661.

Ronán Mullen - Elected Count 25
Ronán Mullen – Elected Count 26

There will be a battle for the 3rd seat as Páidraig Ó’Céidigh got 2,475, while Alice Mary Higgins is on 2,055. There is a smattering of candidates on or around the 1,000 mark and these will be the deciders or who knows, one may leapfrog into 3rd!

Harmon is proving the most attractive in terms of transfers so far. She could mount a challenge, only 700 votes separate her from the 3rd place candidate O’Cédaigh on Count 14

Alice Mary Higgins - Elected Count 28
Alice Mary Higgins – Elected Count 28

We are on Count 24 now and Ó’Ceidigh remains nearly 300 votes of Higgins who is nearly 400 ahead of Harmon. With Begg and O’Malley Dunlop left to transfer it is going to be another close one. Can Higgins overtake?

After Count 25 Ronán Mullen is only 58 votes off quota and with 3,232 votes to be transferred from David Begg, there is a strong likely-hood that he will be elected on the next count. The battle for 3rd has taken an interesting turn as Higgins has passed Ó’Céidigh and now leads him 4,636 to 4,513, can she maintain that lead?

On Count 26 we finally get 2 people elected. Both Michael McDowell and Ronán Mullen exceed the quota following the elimination of David Begg. Higgins is has extended her lead over Ó’Cédigh to 346. With a surplus of 330 from McDowell and 293 from Mullen, Higgins will be hopeful that the majority of Harmon’s 4,567 will see her over the line.

In Count 27 she received 6 less transfers then Ó’Céidigh, so it all came down to Harmon’s votes. In the final count over half of Harmon’s transfers went to Higgins as expected ensuring her election. She received 2,428 votes while Ó’Cédigh recieved 560.

nui count 28

Elected

  • McDowell, Michael (Count 26)
  • Mullen, Ronán (Count 26)
  • Higgins, Mary Alice (Count 28)

Eliminated:

  • Molloy, Michael Sean (Count 1)
  • Golden-Bannon, Ross (Count 2)
  • Beades, Jerry (Count 3)
  • Field, Luke (Count 4)
  • Devine, Karen (Count 5)
  • McGreal, Darragh (Count 6)
  • Dineed, Owen Joseph (Count 7)
  • D’Alton, Paul (Count 8)
  • Higgins, John (Count 9)
  • Monahan, Paddy (Count 10)
  • Johnston, Barry (Count 11)
  • Hunt, Carol (Count 12)
  • Darker, Marie (Count 13)
  • Flannery, Pearce (Count 14)
  • Burke, Deirdre (Count 15)
  • Coineen, Enda O (Count 16)
  • Price, Brendan (Count 17)
  • Hayden, Aideen (Count 18)
  • Rose, Kieran (Count 19)
  • Hearne, Rory (Count 20)
  • Kenneally, Christy (Count 21)
  • Daly, Martin Khare (Count 22)
  • Murphy, Eddie (Count 23)
  • O’Malley Dunlop, Ellen (Count 24)
  • Begg, David (Count 25)
  • Harmon, Laura (Count 27)

#Seanad16 – Agricultural Panel

Rose Conway-Walsh - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Rose Conway-Walsh – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 23
Seats: 11
Total Valid Poll: 1,124,000
Quota: 93,667
At least 4 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 8
Remaining Candidates: 5
Status: Complete
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

Trevor O'Clochartaigh - Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein
Trevor O’Clochartaigh – Elected Count 2, Sinn Fein

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

Denis O'Donovan - Elected Count 9, Fianna Fail
Denis O’Donovan – Elected Count 9, Fianna Fail

Whitmore.

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.

Victor Boyhan - Elected Count 13, Independent
Victor Boyhan – Elected Count 13, Independent

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

Paddy Burke - Elected Count 14, Fine Gael
Paddy Burke – Elected Count 14, Fine Gael

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.

Elected

  • 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

    Brian O'Domhnaill - Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail
    Brian O’Domhnaill – Elected Count 17, Fianna Fail
  • Lombard, Time (Count 20) FG
  • Landy, Denis (Count 20) Lab
  • O’Sullivan, Grace (Elected without reaching quota) Green Party

Eliminated

  • 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

    Paul Daly - Elected Count 18, Fianna Fail
    Paul Daly – Elected Count 18, Fianna Fail
  • 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.

Maria Byrne - Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Maria Byrne – Elected Count 20, Fine Gael

Follow @oireachtasnews for updates on the vocational panels.

Current Seanad Standings

  • FF: 5
  • FG: 5
  • SF: 3
  • Ind: 1
  • Lab 1
  • GP 1

Results of Cultural and Educational Panel

Tim Lombard - Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Tim Lombard – Elected Count 20, Fine Gael
Denis Landy - Elected Count 20, Labour
Denis Landy – Elected Count 20, Labour
Grace O'Sullivan - Elected without reaching quota, Green Party
Grace O’Sullivan – Elected without reaching quota, Green Party

#Seanad16 – Cultural and Educational Panel

Fintan Warfield - Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein
Fintan Warfield – Elected Count 1, Sinn Fein

Candidates: 24
Seats: 5
Total Valid Poll: 1123000
Quota: 187,167
At least 2 Candidates to be elected from each sub-panel
Elected Candidates: 5
Status: Complete
Parties: FF 2, FG 2, SF 1

 

The first candidate elected to Seanad Eireann was Sinn Fein’s Fintan Warfield topped the poll with 200,000 vote on the Cultural and

Keith Swanick, Elected Count 18, FF
Keith Swanick – Elected Count 19, Fianna Fail

Educational Panel. This bodes well for the Sinn Fein Candidates on the other panels as their vote management looks very well handled.

Fianna Fail’s Keith Swanick took the 2nd seat on this panel on Count 18. Lorraine Clifford-Lee finished 5th and was electing with reaching the Quota. She finished 4,000 voteas ahead of Independent Joe Conway.

On Count 21 following the elimination of Senator Jim D’Arcy. Former Fine Gael TD Kieren O’Donnell

Kieran O'Donnell - Elected Count 21 -  Fine Gael
Kieran O’Donnell – Elected Count 21 – Fine Gael

was elected when he reached the Quota. Gabrielle McFadden was also elected with reaching quota on this count. She finished ahead of Clifford taking the 4th seat.

Thats the first panel down. Only four more to go. Next Panel is the Agricultural Panel, which starts tomorrow

Elected:

  • Warfield, Fintan (Count 1) SF
  • Swanick, Keith (Count 19) FF
  • O’Donnell, Kieran (Count 21) FG
  • Gabrielle McFadden - Elected without reach quota, Fine Gael
    Gabrielle McFadden – Elected without reach quota, Fine Gael

    McFadden, Gabrielle (without reaching quota) FG

  • Clifford-Lee, Lorraine, (without reaching quota) FF

Eliminated:

  • O’Connor, Claire (2nd Count) FF
  • O Laoi, Seosamh (3rd Count) FG
  • Carey, Declan (4th Count) IND
  • Crowley, Liam (5th Count) FF
  • MacBride, Seán (6th Count) FF
  • O’Higgins, Adrian (7th Count) FF
  • Burke, Deirdre (8th Count) IND
  • Lorrain Clifford Lee - Elected without reaching quota, Fianna Fail
    Lorrain Clifford Lee – Elected without reaching quota, Fianna Fail

    Ó Ceallaigh, Seosamh (9th Count) IND

  • Collins, Michael (10th Count) FF
  • Howard, Mary (11th Count) FG
  • Brabazon, Tom (12th Count) FF
  • Finucane, Jim (13th Count) FG
  • Cuffe, Jennifer (14th Count) FF
  • Connolly, John (15th Count) FF
  • Dermody, Anne Marie (16th Count) FG
  • Walsh, Seamus (17th Count) FF
  • Byrne, Malcome (18th Count) FF
  • D’Arcy, Jim (20th Count) FG
  • Conway, Joe (not elected) Ind

For details on vote share and other details see Adrian Kavanagh’s blog, for the election results see SeanadCount.ie

Seanad Eireann Election 2016 Count Underway – #Seanad16

seanadlogoThe count for the Elections to Seanad Eireann through the vocational panels is under way. 43 of the 60 Senators will be elected on these panels, with 6 elected by the University Panels and 11 appointed by An Toaiseach.

This year there is a dedicated website for the counts, SeanadCount.ie so there won’t be frantic downloading of excel files as there was in 2011.

The count has begun on the Cultural and Education Panel which has five seats. 24 candidates are battling it out for these seats. The first count results are due around 2pm today.

The rest of the panels will be counted in the following order:

  • Cultural and Educational Panel
  • Agricultural Panel
  • Labour Panel
  • Industrial and Commercial Panel
  • Administrative Panel

The University Panels will begin their counts tomorrow Tuesday at 11am to fill the 3 seats on the National University of Ireland Panel and the 3 seats on the Trinity College Panel.

I will attempt to keep you all updated on the results as they come in.