Des O'Malley leader of the Progressive Democrats a party fighting its first general election is about to be elected and his party will go on to win 14 seats.

The Progressive Democrats a new political party fight a general election for the first time and win 14 seats. This extract from coverage of the election shows Dessie O'Malley being elected with his running mate Peadar Clohessy also elected. RTÉ interviews both men at the count centre in Limerick.

Meanwhile, in Dublin South-East, another Progressive Democrat candidate, Michael McDowell, is elected for the first time. McDowell went on to become leader of the PDs in 2006.