Election Count - Saturday (1500-2359)

Sunday 27 February 2011 02.09
Election 2011 - The counting of votes has begun
Election 2011 - The counting of votes has begun

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2354 Dublin North West: Sinn Fein’s Dessie Ellis and Labour’s John Lyons have been elected after the seventh and final count.

Fine Gael’s Gerry Breen was excluded.

2353 Roscommon-South Leitrim: Sinn Fein’s Martin Kenny has been excluded after the fifth count.

2354 Galway West: Nobody has been elected following the fifth count. Independent candidate Thomas Welby has been eliminated and the count has been adjourned until 9.00 tomorrow morning.

Ten candidates remain in the race for the five seats here. Labour's Derek Nolan still has an edge over Fianna Fail's Eamon O Cuiv. At this stage he's ahead by 260 votes.

Independent candidate Noel Grealish is in third place following the fifth count, followed by Fine Gael's Brian Walsh. Another independent, Catherine Connolly, is next but may lose out to one of the three other Fine Gael candidates for the fifth seat.

2353 Galway East: The count in has been adjourned until 9am tomorrow morning for a recheck.

Just two votes separated Fine Gael's Tom McHugh from the Independent Tim Broderick on the seventh count, and Mr McHugh was set to be eliminated.

All of the votes of the remaining seven candidates will now be rechecked to ensure that each candidate has received the right votes.

It is estimated that this could take up to four hours.

2352 Cork East: Labour candidate John Mulvihill has been eliminated after the sixth count. His votes will now distributed between the last three candidates: Fine Gael's Tom Barry, Sinn Fein's Sandra McLellan and Fianna Fail's Kevin O’Keeffe, son of retired Ned O’Keeffe.

2348 Kerry North-West Limerick: Fianna Fáil's Thomas McEllistrim has been excluded after the sixth count.

2348 Cork South Central: Fine Gael’s Jerry Buttimer said hey had a vote management strategy where they were given assigned areas in which to campaign in the last couple of days.

The City South and South West for Mr Buttimer and South East for Deirdre Clune.

2348 Clare: Fine Gael’s Tony Mulcahy eliminated on count ten.

2348 Waterford: Independents Justin Collery and Tom Higgins have been excluded on count seven.

2346 Kerry South: Counting has been adjourned. No candidates have been elected yet.

2345 Cavan-Monaghan: Independent Seán Treanor has been eliminated on count four.

2345 Dublin South-East: Independent Paul Sommerville goes out on the eighth count.

2342 Kerry South: Fine Gael's Tom Sheahan and Tom Fleming of South Kerry Independent Alliance have moved ahead of the eliminated John O'Donoghue.

2339 Louth: Independent Robin Wilson has been excluded after the sixth count.

2338 Donegal North East: Fine Gael’s John Ryan has been excluded after count seven.

His 5,081 votes will now be distributed. Joe McHugh of Fine Gael is set to be elected on eighth count.

He is 749 votes short of quota.

2338 Laois-Offaly: Independents Rotimi Adebari, John Bracken and Fergus McDonnell have been excluded after the fifth vote, as has the Socialist Party’s Ray Fitzpatrick.

Counting has now been adjourned.

2339 Kerry South: Fianna Fáil's John O'Donoghue has lost his seat, going out in the third count.

2339 Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton has told RTÉ any bad relations between her and Enda Kenny are exaggerated, and she has a very good relationship with him.

2337 Tallies suggest that senior Fianna Fáil politician John O'Donoghue is in danger of being eliminated on the third count in Kerry South.

Labour's Maria Moloney was eliminated in the last count and her 5.132 votes are being distributed.

2334 Dublin North Central: Independent Finian McGrath is 1,575 votes short of quota, but 2,766 ahead of Fine Gael's Naoise Ó'Muirí for last seat.

Fianna Fáil’s Sean Haughey was eliminated. His 5,348 votes are being distributed.

2334 Luke 'Ming' Flanagan told RTÉ radio he was humbled by the vote he received. He said it was time for a new type of politics to be practised by independent members of the Dáil.

On his first day in Leinster House, he said he would take a 50% pay cut and would be calling on all TDs to follow suit.

He also wants a 75% reduction in the number of councillors and a push to reduce waste in local authorities.

2332 Cork South-Central: Independents David McCarthy and Ted Neville have been eliminated on count five.

2332 Dublin North-East: Green Party’s David Healy goes out on fifth count.

2330 Limerick City: Labour’s Jan O’Sullivan has been elected on the seventh count. Her running mate Joe Leddin and Sinn Fein’s Maurice Quinlivan have been eliminated. The count is now complete. Final result: FG 2, FF 1, Labour 1.

2329 Sligo-North Leitrim: Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry has been excluded after the sixth count.

2327 Louth: Independents Gerry Crilly and Luke Martin eliminated on count five.

2324 Dublin South: Three Fine Gael candidates have been elected on count eight – Alan Shatter, Olivia Mitchell and Peter Matthews. The count is complete, after Shane Ross and Labour’s Alex White took the first two seats.

2323 Waterford: Joe Tobin (WP) eliminated on count six.

2318 Mayo: Independents Loretta Clarke, Martin Daly, Sean Forkin and Dermot McDonnell have been excluded after the third count, as has John Carey of the Green Party.

2317 Dublin North Central: Fianna Fáil’s Seán Haughey has been excluded after the sixth count.

2316 Dublin Central: Labour's Joe Costello has been elected on the fifth count. Fianna Fáil's Cyprian Brady has been eliminated.

2316 Wicklow: The count has been adjourned until 10am tomorrow morning without the third count being completed.

Returning officer Patricia Casey told those gathered that having spoken to the candidates it was decided that there was no prospect of the count being completed tonight.

She said it was thought it would take another five hours to complete.

2215 Dublin South Central: Independent Seán Connolly Farrell has been excluded after the fifth count

2313 Galway East: Counting has been adjourned. A recount had been in progress from count seven.

2312 Meath West: Fianna Fáil’s Johnny Brady has been eliminated on count four.

2312 Galway West: Independent Eamon Walsh has been eliminated on count three. Fianna Fáil's Michael Crowe has gone out on count four.

2309 Cork East: Fine Gael’s David Stanton has been elected on count five.

2308 Roscommon-South Leitrim: Independent Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan has been elected on the fourth count

2307 Wexford: Fianna Fáil’s Seán Connick has lost his seat, having been eliminated on count six.

2307 Kerry North-West Limerick: Independent Bridget O’Brien eliminated on count five.

2305 Kildare South: Fianna Fáil’s Seán Ó Fearghaíl has taken the final seat, joining Fine Gael’s Martin Heyden and Labour’s Jack Wall.

2203 Carlow-Kilkenny: Green Party Deputy Leader Mary White was eliminated on the seventh count.

Her vote of 2,278 is being transferred to the remaining candidates in the constituency.

No candidate has been declared elected yet, but it is expected that Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan and Phil Hogan, Fianna Fáil's John McGuinness and Labour's Ann Phelan will take four of the five seats.

The final seat likely to come down to Fianna Fáil's Bobby Aylward and Fine Gael's Pat Deering.

2300 Cork North-Central: Mick Barry (SP) has been eliminated on count seven.

2300 Dublin North-West: former Fianna Fáil minister Pat Carey has been eliminated on count six.

2259 Wicklow: After the distribution of Independent Kevin Carroll's 74 votes, no candidate has reached the quota.

Independent Thomas Clarke has been eliminated after the second count and his 125 votes are now being redistributed.

Returning officer Patricia Casey told those in the count centre that she understands that having to eliminate the candidates one by one is tedious.

But she added that the count had to be carried out according to the rules, and that involved eliminating candidates one by one.

2257 Speaking to the RTE's Election 2011 programme, Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea said he was very glad to be one of the few survivors of the party and managed to retain his seat.

He was elected on the sith count in Limerick city when he passed the quota of 8,638, with his final vote of 9,424.

He said it had been a very difficult campaign, on the back of very difficult decisions which had to be taken by the Government.

He said the party in government has to run the economy and run the country.

But it also has to run itself as a party, he said, and that was lost sight of.

2256 Carlow-Kilkenny: Mary White of the Green Party has been excluded after the seventh count.

2256 Cavan-Monaghan: Independent Caroline Forde has been excluded after the third count.

2256 David McCullagh: We now know the share of the vote each party received - Fine Gael is on 36.1%, its best result since November 1982, although it is likely to get a higher seat total; Labour marginally beat its previous best result, in 1992, to take 19.4% of the first preference vote; Fianna Fáil had its worst election ever, on 17.4%; Sinn Féin took 9.9%; with a share of just 1.8%, all six Green TDs have lost their seats; and Independents and others have 15.2%.

2254 Eleven of the 43 constituencies have filled all their seats.

2254 Louth: Independent David Bradley has been eliminated on count four.

2254 Dublin South-Central: Independent Paul King has been eliminated on count four.

2254 Cork South-West: Fianna Fáil’s Christy O’Sullivan has lost his seat, having been eliminated on count three.

2248 Dublin South Central: Independent Gerry Kelly has been excluded after the third count.

2248 Cork South-Central: Independent Diarmaid Ó Cadhla has been eliminated on count four.

2248 Longford-Westmeath: Labour’s Mae Sexton has been eliminated on count three.

2248 Clare: Fianna Fáil’s John Hillery has been eliminated on count nine.

2245 Galway West: Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has said that he expects to hold on to his seat, but his colleague Frank Fahey will lose out.

Mr Ó Cuív said the results for his party around the country are a ‘huge disappointment’, but he said the organisation can rebuild by addressing the grassroots support.

He said the focus must be on the next local elections for a way forward for Fianna Fáil.

2246 Donegal North East: Independent Dessie Shiels has been eliminated on count six.

2246 Dublin North East: Brian Greene (SP) eliminated on count four.

2240 It is the first time in his 29-year career that Mr O'Dea has not been the poll topper in the constituency.

He said he was disappointed that so many of his former TDs had left the party when it most needed them.

He said hard decisions had to be taken, and it was very difficult to bring in a savage Budget and then expect the victims of that Budget to vote for Fianna Fáil.

He praised the efforts of FF leader Micheál Martin to bring the party back from the brink, and he regretted that he did not take over sooner.

2239 Limerick City: Fianna Fáil’s Willie O’Dea has been elected after the sixth count.

2235 Waterford: Independent Joe Conway has been excluded after count five.

2235 Sligo-North Leitrim: Independent Declan Bree has been excluded after the fifth count.

2234 Cork South Central: Correction

Count 3 – Independent Sean Dunphy excluded.

2232 Dublin South Central: Independent Noel Bennett has been excluded after the second count.

2231 Dublin South: Outgoing Minister Eamon Ryan of the Green Party has been excluded after the seventh count.

2231 Donegal South West: Fine Gael’s Dinny McGinley and Independent Thomas Pringle have been elected after the fifth and final count.

Mr Pringle was elected without reaching the quota.

Fianna Fáil’s Brian Ó Domhnaill was excluded.

2230 Laois-Offaly: Independent Liam Dumpleton has been excluded after the fourth count.

2226 Kerry North-West Limerick: Independents Mary Fitzgibbon and Sam Locke have been excluded after the fourth count.

2226 Wicklow: No candidate reached the quota so the candidate with the lowest vote, Independent Kevin Carroll, has been eliminated and his 74 votes are being redistributed.

All first counts are now complete.

2225 Dublin Central: Independent Cieran Perry has been excluded after the fourth count.

2222 Kildare South: Fianna Fáil’s Seán Power has lost his seat after being eliminated on count six.

2218 Cork East: No-one has been elected on the fourth count so Fine Gael's Pa O’Driscoll has been eliminated and his 5,444 votes will now be distributed.

The fifth count is now underway.

2219 More from Enda Kenny:

‘We don't have any time to lose, we don't have any hour to waste.

‘The country can't borrow money and the banks can't borrow money. We're up to our necks here.

‘I do think that people need to have explained to them the scale of the mess that's here.

‘The sin of the last Government was that they did not tell the people what their progress or what their lack of progress was.’

Mr Kenny said Fine Gael would not waste any time in putting a government together.

‘We will look at whatever options there are for the formation of a government and we will get on with that very quickly.

‘I don't want a situation where this will be dragged out. We don't want the wrong signals of delay going to European governments and beyond.’

2216 Longford-Westmeath: Poll topper Willie Penrose of Labour was elected on the second count.

He became the first ever Labour politician to top the poll in four consecutive elections.

The second count in Keenagh, Co Longford, also brought the end to a political era as Mary O'Rourke was eliminated.

After the two rounds of counting, the former minister fell almost 8,500 short of the quota.

Her 3,101 votes are now being distributed.

2214 Dublin South East: Fine Gael’s Lucinda Creighton and Ruairí Quinn of Labour have been elected after the sixth count.

2215 Roscommon-South Leitrim: Labour’s John Kelly has been eliminated on the third count.

2211 Waterford: Jody Power of the Green Party has been excluded after the fourth count.

2211 Dún Laoghaire: A full recount will begin at 10.30am tomorrow.

2109 Cork North Central: Independents Kevin Conway and Padraig O’Sullivan have been excluded.

2207 Tipperary North: Labour’s Alan Kelly has been elected after the third and final count.

He defeated Fianna Fáil’s Máire Hoctor.

2208 Dublin North-Central: Labour’s Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has been elected on the fourth count.

2207 Wicklow is now the only constituency not to have announced a first count result.

2206 Dublin North: Fine Gael’s Alan Farrell has been elected on count seven. Fianna Fáil’s Darragh O’Brien has been eliminated. All four seats have been filled, with two Fine Gael, one Labour and one Socialist Party.

2204 Mr Kenny said: ‘The count is not concluded yet of course and we don't have a clear picture, the indications are strongly of that nature [that he will be the next Taoiseach].

‘I prefer to wait until we get a full outcome from all of the counts, there are a few where we don't know where eliminations will go but I will consider all the options that might be open.

‘People have made their choice. This was a democratic revolution at the ballot box. The priority is for a stable and strong government.

‘The chasm opened between people and government has got to be bridged.

‘That also means building our reputation at home and abroad.’

2204 Dublin North-West: Fine Gael’s Bill Tormey has been eliminated on count five.

2204 Kerry North-West Limerick: Independent Michael Reidy has been eliminated on count three.

2203 Enda Kenny said he has not yet ruled out the possiblity of a single-party Fine Gael Government.

2203 Galway East: Independent Seán Canney has been excluded after the sixth count.

2202 Carlow-Kilkenny: Independent Stephen Kelly and Socialist Conor MacLiam have been excluded after count six.

2200 Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he would be interested in going into discussions with FG if they are interested with forming a Government with seven or eight like-minded Independents.

He said he was ‘delighted’ to be returned to the Dáil for Tipperary South.

He was elected on the fifth count, following the transfers of former Fianna Fáil party colleague Dr Martin Mansergh.

Mr McGrath pledged to work ‘night and day for the betterment of the people of South Tipperary’.

2157 Speaking on RTÉ Television, Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny says the incoming government will not leave people 'in the dark', adding that 'paddy likes to know what the story is'.

2155 Laois-Offaly: Independent James Fanning has been eliminated on count three.

2155 Clare: Independent Brian Markham has been eliminated ater count eight.

2155 Dublin North-East: Independents Robert Eastwood and Raymond Sexton have been eliminated.

2153 Dublin South: Labour’s Alex White has been elected on the sixth count.

2153 Donegal North-East: Independent Dara Blaney was eliminated on count four and independent Ian McGarvey on count five.

2150 Cork South West: With the second count complete, Labour's Michael McCarthy has now moved into second position.

The third count is underway, which is the distribution of Sinn Féin's Paul Hayes 3,743 votes, and Mr McCarthy is expected to be a major benefactor of these transfers.

No-one is expected to be elected from this third count.

2148 Limerick City: Fine Gael’s Kieran O’Donnell has been elected after the fifth count.

Outgoing Junior Minister Peter Power (FF) has been excluded.

2149 Dublin Central: Independent Christy Burke has been eliminated after count three.

2149 Kerry South: Labour’s Marie Moloney has been eliminated after count two

2148 Meath West: Fine Gael’s Damien English was elected with 10,122 votes, taking him just over the quota after the votes of eliminated Fianna Fáil candidate Shane Cassells were transferred.

Fine Gael's Catherine Yore has been eliminated and her votes are being transferred.

There are four candidates vying to fill the last two seats; Fianna Fáil's outgoing TD Johnny Brady, Fine Gael's Ray Butler, Labour's Jenny McHugh and Sinn Féin's Peadar Tobin, with Brady's seat looking to be in danger.

2145 Dublin West TD, Fine Gael’s Leo Varadkar has told RTÉ radio: "We will talk intensively with the Labour Party in the coming days, but also with independents. The election hasn't voted the country's problems away."

He went on to say that the most likely outcome of the election is a Fine Gael/Labour coalition.

2143 Kildare South: Sinn Fein’s Jason Turner eliminated on count five.

2142 Dublin North Central: Correction

Count 1 - Independent Paul Clarke and the Green Party’s Donna Cooney were excluded.

Count 2 - Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton was elected. John Lyons (PBP) was excluded.

Count 3 – Sinn Fein’s Helen McCormack was excluded.

2141: Fine Gael's Director of Elections Phil Hogan said it is a good day for his party.

Mr Hogan said he believes Fine Gael could take up to 82 seats in total and that Fianna Fáil elminations could help them reach that number.

2139 Meath West: Fine Gael’s Damien English has been elected after the third count.

His party colleague Catherine Yore has been excluded.

2137 Longford-Westmeath: Labour’s Willie Penrose has been elected on the second count, but Fianna Fáil’s Mary O’Rourke has been eliminated.

2136: Dún Laoghaire: Counting has been adjourned.

2135 Dublin South Central: Independent Dominic Mooney has been excluded after the first count.

2134 Waterford: Fine Gael’s John Deasy has been elected after the third count. Independent Ben Nutty has been excluded.

2134 Donegal South West: Tánaiste and Fianna Fáil candidate Mary Coughlan has been eliminated after the fourth count.

2134 Cork North-Central: Ted Tynan (WP) has been eliminated on the fifth count.

2133 Limerick: The three seats have been filled after the fourth count. Fine Gael take two seats – Dan Neville and Patrick O’Donovan – while Fianna Fáil’s Niall Collins has edged out Labour’s James Heffernan.

2131 Dun Laoghaire: A full recount has been announced by the returning officer. Labour had said it would look for a recount after Ivana Bacik’s elimination on the ninth count.

2129 Dublin North-Central: Labour’s Aodhán Ó Riordáin is expected to take the second seat. He is just 365 short of the quota.

2126 Clare: Brian Meaney of the Green Party has been excluded after count seven.

2125 Kerry North-West Limerick: Tom Donovan of the Green Party and Independent John McKenna have both been excluded after the second count.

2123 Carlow-Kilkenny: Independent Johnny Couchman has been excluded after the fifth count.

2123 Dublin North: Clare Daly of the Socialist Party has been elected on the sixth count, the party’s second seat in the Dáil. She joins Joe Higgins.

2122 Cork North-West: The three seats have now been filled after count six. Áine Collins of Fine Gael, Michael Moynihan of Fianna Fáil and Michael Creed of Fine Gael have taken the seats.

2121 Laois-Offaly: The Green Party’s Christopher Fettes has been eliminated on count two.

2121 Dún Laoghaire: Labour says it will be seeking a total recount after Ivana Bacik was eliminated on the ninth count.

2118 Cork East: Fianna Fáil's Michael Ahern has accepted that he will lose his seat in Cork East after 29 years as a TD.

Mr Ahern has been a TD since February 1982 and topped the Poll in 2007.

He said it was the brave and honourable thing to have run in this election, and he wished his rival the retired TD Ned O’Keeffe well.

Mr Ahern has just been formally eliminated after the third count.

Ned O’Keeffe's son is fighting for the only possible Fianna Fáil seat. The party has held a seat in Cork East since 1927.

2118 Dublin South-East: Labour says it is on course to elect two candidates, Ruairi Quinn and Kevin Humpheys, on a third of a quota. It says this is down to 'great vote management'.

2117 The share of the vote so far after 41 first counts is: Fianna Fáil 17.9%; Fine Gael 36.3%; Labour 19.1%; Green Party 1.9%; Sinn Fein 9.9%; and others 15%.

2114 Wexford: Labour’s Brendan Howlin has been elected after the fourth count.

Sinn Fein’s Anthony Kelly has been excluded.

2114 Galway West: The Green Party’s Niall Ó Brolcháin has been excluded after the second count.

2113 Fine Gael's Richard Bruton has said members of Fine Gael and Labour are aware of the dangers, both economic and political, of postponing any change or reform.

Deputy Bruton said some of the areas where there may be differences between Fine Gael and Labour are the pace of achieving fiscal adjustment and the reform agenda for the public service.

2112 Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has arrived at RTÉ.

2109 Cork South-Central: Independents Eric Isherwood, Gerard Linehan and Finbarr O’Driscoll have been eliminated on the second count.

2104 Dublin North West: John Dunne of the Worker’s Party, the Green Party’s Ruairí Holohan, Andrew Keegan (PBP) and Independent Sean Mooney have been excluded after the fourth count.

2104 Waterford: Independent Declan Waters has been excluded after the second count.

2101 Roscommon-South Leitrim: Independent John McDermott has been excluded after the second count.

2100 Louth: Independent Robert Glynn eliminated on the second count.

2100 Cork North Central: Green Party’s Ken Walsh eliminated on the fourth count.

2058 Kildare South: Independent Clifford T Reid has been excluded after the fourth count.

2057 Meath East: Sinn Fein’s Michael Gallagher and Independent Joe Bonner have been excluded after the third count.

2057 Dublin Central: Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe has been elected on the second count. Phil Kearney (GP), Paul O’Loughlin (CSP) and Malachy Steenson (WP) have been eliminated.

2056 Cavan-Monaghan: Sinn Féin's Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has been elected after the first count.

Darcy Lonergan of the Green Party and Independent Joseph Duffy have been excluded.

2055 Clare: Independent Jim Connolly eliminated after count six.

2055 Limerick City: Independent Kevin Kiely and Cian Prendiville (SP) eliminated on count four.

2053 Dún Laoghaire: Fine Gael’s Seán Barrett has been elected on the eighth count.

2051 Dublin South West: Labour’s Eamonn Maloney has been elected after the eighth and final count.

He defeated Fine Gael’s Cáit Keane, who was excluded.

2050 Galway East: Fine Gael’s Jimmy McClearn has been excluded after the fifth count.

2050 Kerry South: Brendan Griffin of Fine Gael topped the poll after the first count with 8,808 votes. The quota is 11,096. Independents Richard Behal and Dermot Finn and Oonagh Comerford (GP) have been eliminated after the first count.

2049 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has congratulated Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore on their election results today.

Mr Martin said he was under no illusion about the challenges that faced Fianna Fail in this election.

He said he hoped to achieve 20% support, but today's result will fall short of that and could only deliver as many as 22 or 23 seats.

Despite the loss of so many Fianna Fáil seats, Mr Martin said he is looking forward to leading the party through ‘a period of renewal and in regaining the trust of the public.’

He said Fianna Fáil needed to be more open and he invited more young people and women to join the party.

2048 Sligo-North Leitrim; Independents Veronica Cawley and Alwyn Robert Love have been eliminated on count three.

2048 Fine Gael’s Tom Hayes, who took the second seat in Tipperary South, said he would be hopeful of a Ministry, Junior or Senior.

He added that he was Fine Gael Chairman for a number of years.

2045 Dublin North East: Labour’s Tommy Broughan has been elected after the second count.

2043 Dublin South: Labour’s Aidan Culhane has been excluded after the fifth count.

2040 Dublin South East: Independent Dylan Haskins has been excluded after the fourth count.

2039 Cork North Central: Labour Party supporters are privately conceding that they will fall short of taking a second seat in the constituency.

2035 Cork North West: Fine Gael’s Michael Creed has been elected on the fifth count.

2034 Cork North Central: Harry Rea of the CSP has been excluded after the third count.

2033 Laois-Offaly: Independents John Boland and Michael Cox have been excluded after the first count.

2033 Dublin North West: Independent Michael J Loftus has been excluded after the third count.

2029 Limerick: Independent John Dillon has been excluded after the third count.

2028 Tipperary North: Fine Gael’s Noel Coonan has been elected after the second count.

Independents Kate Bopp and Billy Clancy as well as Sinn Féin’s Séamus Morris and the Green Party’s Olwyn O’Malley have been excluded.

2028 Carlow-Kilkenny: Independent John O’Hara has been excluded after the fourth count.

2027 Kildare North: Fine Gael’s Anthony Lawlor and Independent Catherine Murphy have been elected after the fifth and final count.

Fianna Fáil’s Áine Brady has been excluded.


2026 Dublin North: Former Green Party leader Trevor Sargent has been excluded after the fifth count.

2026 Dublin Central: Independents Benny Cooney, Thomas Hollywood, John Pluto Hyland and Liam Johnston have been excluded.

2025 Meath West: Fianna Fáil’s Shane Cassells has been excluded after the second count.

2024 Donegal South West: Labour’s Frank McBrearty and Independent Stephen McCahill have been excluded after the third count.

2023 Clare: Independents Ann Cronin and Madeline McAleer have been eliminateon the fifth count.

2021 David McCullagh: The Greens look like being wiped out. The next couple of hours could see the end of the party's representation in the Dáil.

2020 Cork East: A number of independents have been eliminated on the second count. They are Patrick Bulman, Claire Cullinane,Paul O’Neill and Malachy Harte (GP).

2017 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has thanked Brian Cowen for all the decisions, ‘sometimes difficult’, he has made. 'Brian has supported me throughout this campaign and I am grateful for that,' he said.

2015 Kildare South: The Green Party’s Vivian Cummins has been excluded after the third count.

2015 Limerick City: Green Party’s Sheila Cahill has been eliminated on the third count.

2014 Longford-Westmeath: Independents John Boland, Benny Cooney, David D’Arcy, Donal Jackson have been excluded after the first count, along with the Green Party’s Siobhán Kinahan.

2013 Dublin South West: Fianna Fáil’s Charlie O’Connor has been excluded after the seventh count.

2015 Cork North-Central: Independent John Adams has been eliminated on the second count.

2010 Donegal North-East: Sinn Fein’s Padraig MacLochlainn has been elected on the third count.

2009 Dún Laoghaire: Fianna Fáil’s Barry Andrews has been excluded after count seven.

2009 The Taoiseach Brian Cowen has congratulated Enda Kenny and his colleagues for their performance in Mayo. He said the Fine Gael result there was "outstanding". Asked if he would be speaking to Enda Kenny, Brian Cowen said he would be speaking with the Fine Gael leader over the weekend.

On Fianna Fail's performance, Brian Cowen said it was a very difficult day and his party would have to acknowledge today's result. He said it was part of political life.

2007 Listen to Brian Lenihan reacting to his election and his party’s overall performance.

2003 Wexford: Labour’s Pat Cody has been excluded after the third count.

2002 Labour’s Ruairi Quinn has told RTÉ: "It's too early to start talking about [coalition] options when we don't have all the facts yet. All the cards have not yet been dealt out to all the players. Until we see the cards and the value of those cards we can't really come to conclusions.”

"I think the country needs a very stable government. The country is in receivership after being bankrupt by Fianna Fáil and their economic illiteracy and incompetence."

1959 Sligo-North Leitrim: Independent Gabriel McSharry has been excluded after the second count.

1956 Mayo: Fine Gael's Michael Ring has also been elected in Mayo.

1955 Mayo: Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny has been elected on the first count with 17.472 votes. The quota was 12,360. FG are aiming for four seats in this constituency.

1955 Dublin South East: Sinn Féin's Ruadhán MacAodháin has been excluded after the third count.

1955 Dublin South: Sinn Féin’s Sorcha Nic Cormaic has been excluded after the fourth count.

1952 Galway East: Labour’s Lorraine Higgins has been excluded after the fourth count.

1951 David McCullagh: It was a long time coming, but within the last 30 minutes Fianna Fáil finally had a candidate elected on the first count.

Party leader Micheál Martin topped the poll and took a seat in Cork South Central. It is looking like he will take his running mate Michael McGrath back to Leinster House with him.


1951 Galway West: Independents Mike Cubbard, Uinseann Eoin Holmes and Thomas King have been eliminated after the first count. Labour’s Derek Nolan topped the poll with 7,502 votes, followed by Éamon Ó Cuív. The quota is 10,122.

1950 Listen to RTE’s Mick Fealty reporting on delays and recounts in Cavan.

1949 Dublin North West: Michael Larkin of the CSP has been excluded after the second count.

1949 Clare: Independent Gerry Walshe has been excluded after the fourth count.

1946 The outgoing former Fianna Fail and now Independent TD, Mattie McGrath, has been elected on the fifth and final count with 9,978 votes.

He was elected following the distribution of the votes of FF’s Martin Mansergh's votes.

Mr McGrath defeated Fine Gael Councillor Michael Murphy, who received 7,948 votes.

1944 Dún Laoghaire: Labour candidate Ivana Bacik has said the gap between her and the People Before Profit’s Richard Boyd Barrett will be hard to bridge.

However she said she was not conceding defeat at this stage.

1942 Cork North-West: Fine Gael’s Derry Canty eliminated on count four.

1942 Meath East: Fianna Fáil’s Nick Killian eliminated on the second count.

1941 Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has been elected in Cork South-Central.

1940 Tipperary South: Former Fianna Fáil Junior Minister Martin Mansergh, who was eliminated, said it was always going to be difficult to hold on to ‘one of the most marginal seats’.

He said he would now be considering the option of running for the Seanad.

Mr Mansergh said it now looks as if his former party colleague Mattie McGrath, who is running as an Independent, will take a seat.

1939 Dublin South-West: Sinn Fein’s Seán Crowe has been elected on the sixth count.

1939 Dublin Mid-West: Labour’s Robert Dowds and Fine Gael’s Derek Keating have been elected on count nine. All four seats have been filled, with Fine Gael and Labour taking two each.

1937 Cork North-Central: Sinn Fein’s Jonathan O'Brien tops the poll by 27 votes from Labour’s Kathleen Lynch. He says nobody is more surprised than himself. He polled 7,923 votes, short of the 10,428 quota. Independents Benjamin Ashu-Arrah and Fergus O’Rourke have been eliminated.

1933 Tipperary North: Independent TD Michael Lowry has described his election on the first count with over 14,000 first preference votes as a ‘career best’ and ‘exceptional’.

He said the people of Tipperary North understood that the decisions he had made in supporting the government were in the national interest and in the interest of the constituency.

Asked would he consider re-joining Fine Gael, he said he had learned to take one day at a time.

But he went on to say that he had a mandate as an independent and he would see out that mandate.

He said if it did arise that Fine Gael was in a position to form a government with the support of independents, then he would support them as an independent.

1930 Gerry Adams has told RTÉ Television: 'My big concern is we are going to see the same failed policies of Fianna Fáil being implemented by a Fine Gael and Labour coalition.

'Sinn Féin will be there to oppose and put forward constructive solutions to the bad bits.'

He will discuss with colleagues, when the votes are counted, who will lead Sinn Féin in the Dáil.

1927 Dún Laoghaire: Outgoing Junior Minister Ciarán Cuffe of the Green Party has been excluded after the sixth count.

1926 Clare: Independent Sarah Ferrigan has been excluded after the third count.

1926 Cork North Central: Independents Benjamin Ashu Ashu-Arrah and Fergus O’Rourke have been excluded after the first count.

1924 Donegal South West: John Duffy (GP) and independent Ann Sweeney have been eliminated on the second count.

1921 Limerick: Fine Gael’s William O’Donnell has been excluded after the second count.

1920 Dublin North: Fianna Fáil’s Michael Kennedy has been excluded after the fourth count.

1919 Roscommon-South Leitrim: Independent Sean Kearns, Fianna Fáil’s Gerry Kilrane and Garreth McDaid (Greens) have been eliminated after the first count.

1919 Carlow-Kilkenny: Independent David Murphy has been eliminated on the second count.

1919 Dublin South East: Independent Mannix Flynn eliminated on the second count.

1917 Dublin South: Nicola Curry (PBP) is excluded after the third count.

1917 Kildare North: Labour’s John McGinley excluded after the fourth count.

1917 Dublin South East: A recheck is taking place on the ballot papers of two candidates separated by just two votes.

After the distribution of eliminated candidates after the first count, Independent Mannix Flynn called for a recount of his votes and that of Sinn Fein’s Ruadhan MacAodhan.

1916 Meath West: No candidate has been elected following the first count. Fine Gael's Damien English, with 9,290 first preference votes, is closest to the quota of 10,045. His running mate, Ray Butler, is on 5,262. Sinn Fein's Peadar Toibin is polling well with 6,989 first preference votes but sources here in Trim suggest the party is concerned by threat of Labour's Jenny McHugh, who's on 5,432.Six candidates have now been eliminated - three independents, the Workers' Party candidate, the CSP candidate and the Green Party's Fiona Irwin.

1915 Donegal North East: Independent Betty Holmes excluded after the second count.

1912 Green Party leader John Gormley has said this is a sad day for the party and it has suffered a major defeat.

Mr Gormley said it had been a difficult period.

They were associated with a government that had to make difficult decisions and now they were suffering as a result, he added.

Mr Gormley was speaking during a brief visit to the RDS. He did not enter the building.

1911 Kerry North-West Limerick: Fine Gael's Jimmy Deenihan has been elected on the first count. He polled 12,304 votes. Martin Ferris and Arthur Spring were next.

1906 Sligo-North Leitrim: Independent Dick Cahill and Johnny Gogan of the Green Party have been eliminated after the first count. Fine Gael’s John Perry topped the poll with 8,663, short of the 11,108 quota. He was followed by running mate Tony McLoughlin, with Sinn Fein’s Michael Colreavy next.

1904 Dublin Mid-West: Frances Fitzgerald of Fine Gael has been elected after the eighth count.

She says she is ‘honoured that people have put their faith in me at this very difficult time.’

1904 Clare: Independent John Joseph McCabe has been excluded after the second count.

1859 New Louth TD Gerry Adams wishes Enda Kenny well when he assumes the role of Taoiseach.

1859 Limerick: Labour's James Heffernan says the battle with Fianna Fáil's Niall Collins for the third seat will go down to the wire.

Mr Heffernan has more than trebled his vote. It is 79 years since rural Limerick elected a Labour TD.

1857 Dublin West: Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan accepts the verdict of the public on his party and feels that it's not a question of being unfairly treated by them.

However, he stopped short of saying his party were authors of their own downfall ,citing the 'difficult economic circumstances'.

1855 Louth: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams and Fine Gael’s Fergus O’Dowd have been elected on the first count.

Mr Adams polled 15,072, Mr O’Dowd 13,980. The quota was 13,864. Gerald Nash looks set to take a seat for Labour.

1854 Longford- Westmeath: Fianna Fáil’s Mary O'Rourke says it looks like she will be out.

1852 Dublin South West: Mick Murphy of the Socialist Party has been excluded after the fifth count.

1851 Meath West: First count: Independents Stephen Ball, Ronan Carolan, Daithi Stephens, Fiona Irwin (GP), Manus MacMeanmain (CSP) and Seamus McDonagh (WP) have been excluded.

1848 Dublin West: Fianna Fáil’s Brian Lenihan has been elected after the fifth count.

Labour’s Patrick Nulty has been excluded. The count is now finished.

1847 Tipperary South: Fine Gael’s Tom Hayes has been elected on the fourth count. Fianna Fáil’s Martin Mansergh has been eliminated.

1847 Dún Laoghaire: Independents Victor Boyhan, Carl J Haughton and Trevor Patton have been excluded after the fifth count.

18.45 Dublin South: Olivia Mitchell makes a prediction that she will head the Fine Gael trio in the constituency.

1845 Galway East: Fianna Fáil’s Michael F Dolan has been excluded after the third count.

1842 Meath East: Independent Sharon Keogan and Seán Ó Buachalla of the Green Party have been excluded after the first count.

1841 Carlow-Kilkenny: Independents John Dalton and Noel Walsh have been excluded after the first count.

1836 Dublin North East: Fine Gael’s Terence Flanagan has been elected on the first count with 12,332 votes.

1834 Dún Laoghaire: Daire Fitzgerald of the CSP is excluded after the fourth count.

1834 Cork East: Labour’s Seán Sherlock has been elected on the first count with 11,862 votes. The quota was 11,387.

1833 Dublin North: Labour’s Brendan Ryan has been elected on the third count. His party colleague Tom Kelleher has been excluded.

1829 Dublin North Central: Fine Gael's Richard Bruton topped the poll with 9,685 after the first count. No candidate reached the quota of 9,694.

Independent Paul Clarke and Donna Cooney (Green Party) were excluded.

1828 Limerick: No candidate has reached the quota of 11,2661 after the first count.

Independents Cornelius Cremin, Patrick O'Doherty, Seamus Sherlock and Stephen Wall (GP) were excluded.

1823 Clare: Independent Patrick Brassil has been excluded after the first count. Fine Gael’s Pat Breen topped the poll with 9,855 votes, short of the 11.584 quota. Labour’s Michael McNamara was next with 8,572.

1822 Dublin West: As counting of transfers nears an end, Fianna Fáil says it is confident Brian Lenihan can beat Labour's Patrick Nulty to win the last seat in the constituency.

1822 Donegal North East: Humphrey Murphy (GP) and Ryan Stewart (Independent) have been excluded after the first count. Sinn Féin's Pádraig MacLochlainn topped the poll with 9,278, just short of the 9,480 quota.

1819 Dublin North West: Labour’s Róisín Shortall has been elected after the first count.

1816 Dublin South: Independents Gerard Dolan, John Anthony Doyle, Buhidma Hussein Hamed, Raymond Whitehead and Éamonn Zaidan have been excluded after the second count, as has Jane Murphy of the Christian Solidarity Party.

1815 Dublin South West: Fianna Fáil’s Conor Lenihan has been excluded after the fourth count.

1811 Tipperary North: Independent Michael Lowry has been elected on the first count with 14,104 votes. The quota was 12,069.

1810 Kildare North: Labour’s Emmet Stagg has been elected after the third count.

Sinn Féin’s Martin Kelly has been excluded.

1809 Dublin South Central: Tally received with 100% boxes open. Fianna Fáil 9%, Fine Gael 24%, Labour 35%, Green Party 2%, Sinn Féin 13%, Independents 3%, Christian Solidarity Party 0%, People Before Profit 13%.

1808 Sligo-North Leitrim: First count is held up over a dispute about 280 spoiled votes.

1804 ‘It's like Fianna Fáil has been hit by a tsunami,’ says former minister Batt O’Keeffe.

‘The people were waiting to take their revenge on FF and they have certainly done that with great gusto.

'I saw some headline which said “kick them in the ballots” and FF have got that kick today.

‘We have a hell of a job to do to re-convene, re-invigorate and re-build the party.’

1804 Waterford: Tally received with 100% boxes open. Fianna Fáil 14%, Fine Gael 37%, Labour 19%, Green Party 1%, Sinn Fein 10%, Independents 17%, Workers’ Party 2% . The prediction is for two Fine Gael seats, with a battle for the other two.

1801 Dublin Mid-West: Labour’s Joan Tuffy has been elected and Fianna Fáil’s John Curran have been excluded after the seventh count.

Mr Curran was the outgoing Government Chief Whip.

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