Fianna Fáil's Bobby Aylward has been elected to the Carlow-Kilkenny Dáil by-election with a final vote count of 26, 529.
David Fitzgerald of Fine Gael was excluded in the ninth count with 21, 632.
In a statement following the final count Cllr David FitzGerald congratulated Mr Aylward and said he will continue to work hard in his role as councillor to the people of Kilkenny.
FF supporters in high mood pic.twitter.com/9u0YPeCsoX— Damien Tiernan (@damienrte) May 24, 2015
Michael Martin and Bobby Aylward at Kilkenny Count, expecting but not yet declaring victory pic.twitter.com/3fmTK1LFcH— Damien Tiernan (@damienrte) May 23, 2015
Fine Gael Minister Charlie Flanagan & Fianna Deputies Barry Cowen & John McGuinness at Carlow-Kilkemmy count centre pic.twitter.com/V5EGCrOZWh— Ailbhe Conneely (@AilbheConneely) May 23, 2015