36 out of 60 seats have now been filled in the Seanad elections.

Fine Gael has 11 seats, Fianna Fáil has taken 12, Labour has seven and Sinn Féin two.

Three of the five vocational panels have now been decided.

The Labour Panel was settled last night.

One high-profile casualty for Fianna Fáil was former leader of the House and long-serving member Donie Cassidy.

Independent Senator David Norris was elected on the first count to the University panel, while Ivana Bacik of Labour has also been elected.

Labour's Jimmy Harte has taken the first seat on the industrial and commerce panel. The cancer specialist John Crown was elected by NUI graduates.

The two other seats on the NUI Panel have been filled by the outgoing Independent Senators Rónán Mullen and Feargal Quinn.

This evening Fianna Fáil's Mary White and Marc MacSharry have also been elected from the industrial and commercial panel. Fianna Fáil’s Averil Power took the second seat.

Yesterday, the 11-seat Agricultural Panel was filled.

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil took four seats each, Labour won two, and Sinn Féin took one.

The final outcome will be known tomorrow night.