The second recount of votes in the four-seater Longford-Westmeath constituency has resumed.

Fine Gael's James Bannon called for the recount after Kevin 'Boxer' Moran of the Independent Alliance won the second seat. 

Robert Troy of Fianna Fáil won the first seat. 

Four candidates are in contention for the remaining two seats: James Bannon and Peter Burke of Fine Gael, Paul Hogan of Sinn Féin and Willie Penrose of the Labour Party.

The constituency outcome is particularly key for Labour as Mr Penrose is the party's final hope of gaining a crucial seventh seat and, along with it, speaking rights in the next Dáíl.

Follow updates on Longford-Westmeath here.