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LIVE: #LimerickCount - Day 3

The counting of votes is continuing at the UL Arena following Friday's local and European elections

The counting of votes is continuing at the UL Arena following Friday's local and European elections

The Limerick Leader’s team of reporters and photographers are providing coverage of day 3 of the #LimerickCount from the UL Arena on Twitter (@limerick_leader) and here at www.limerickleader.ie.

6PM

That’s it done and dusted following a marathon #LimerickCount at the UL Arena.

The 40 members of the new local authority, which will meet for the first time on June 6, are:

Limerick City East (8): Séighin O’Cellaigh (SF), Shane Clifford (FF), Kieran O’Hanlon (FF), Paul Keller (AAA), Michael Sheahan (FG), Elena Secas (Lab), Marian Hurley (FG), Jerry O’Dea (FF)

Limerick City North (6): Maurice Quinlivan (SF), Cian Prendiville (AAA), Michael Hourigan (FG), John Gilligan (Ind), Frankie Daly (Lab), Joe Crowley (FF)

Limerick City West (7): James Collins (FF) , Maria Byrne (FG), Joe Leddin (Lab), Daniel Butler (FG), Malachy McCreesh (SF), John Loftus (AAA), Sean Lynch (FF)

Cappamore / Kilmallock (7): Brigid Teefy (Ind), Eddie Ryan (FF), Lisa Marie Sheehy (SF), Noel Gleeson (FF), Michael Donegan (FF), Gerard Mitchell (FG), Bill O’Donnell (FG)

Newcastle West (6): Jerome Scanlan (FG), Michael Collins (FF), Liam Galvin (FG), Seamus Browne (SF), Francis Foley (FF), John Sheahan (FG)

Adare / Rathkeale (6): Emmett O’Brien (Ind), Tom Neville (FG), Stephen Keary (FG), Kevin Sheahan (FF), Richard O’Donoghue (FF), Ciara McMahon (SF)

5.15PM

The Limerick Leader’s Colm Ward reports that there was a huge cheer at the Limerick count centre as the final three candidates were elected to Limerick City and County Council on the third day of the count.

Cllr Kevin Sheahan (FF), Richard O’Donoghue (FF) & Ciara McMahon (SF) were all elected following Count 8 in Adare/Rathkeale without reaching the quota. Cllr Rose Brennan (FG) lost her seat by 152 votes.

With all 40 seats now filled on Limerick City and County Council, the final state of the parties is FF-13; FG-12; SF-6; Lab-3; AAA-3; Ind-3

4.40PM

Cllr Patrick C Fitzgerald has lost his seat after a recount in Adare/Rathkeale, which was requested following the seventh count, did not result in any material change.

That had Mr Fitzgerald (Ind) trailing Cllr Rose Brennan (FG) by just ten votes. He has now been eliminated and his 1,146 votes are being distributed.

With 37 of the 40 seats now filled on Limerick City and County Council, the state of the parties is FF-11; FG-12; SF-5; Lab-3; AAA-3; Ind-3

4PM

There is still no news from the recount in Adare/Rathkeale, which has been underway for more than two hours.

Director of sport and recreation at UL, Dave Mahedy, says he’s concerned about how long it is taking to complete. “I’m getting worried we’ve 2 hrs to have count finished ready for Body Pump, Track Attack, TRX & Richie Oh man,” he tweeted.

2.30PM

The recount in the Adare/Rathkeale electoral area has been ongoing for an hour or so with no indication yet as to when the outcome will be known.

1.20PM

The Limerick Leader’s Nick Rabbitts reports that Brian Crowley (FF) has been elected as an MEP after topping the poll in the Ireland South constituency.

Mr Crowley secured 180,339 first preference votes, almost 50,000 above the quota. His surplus is now being distributed.

Ireland South Constituency - First Count

Total Poll - 679,296

Quota - 131,500

Brian Crowley (FF) 180,329

Liadh Ní Riada (SF) 125,309

Seán Kelly (FG) 83,520

Simon Harris (FG) 51,483

Deirdre Clune (FG) 47,453

Diarmuid O’Flynn (IND) 30,323

Phil Prendergast (LAB) 30,317

Kieran Hartley (FF) 29,987

Grace O’Sullivan (GP) 27,860

Theresa Heaney (CD) 13,569

Richard Cahill (IND) 10,719

Jan Van de Ven (DDI) 9,255

Jillian Godsil (IND) 9,179

Peter O’Loughlin (IND) 6,561

Dónal Ó Riordáin (FN) 1,634

1PM

The Limerick Leader’s Colm Ward reports that with just 10 votes separating the two lowest candidates in the Adare/Rathkeale area Cllr Patrick C Fitzgerald has called for a full recount.

Mr Fitzgerald was eliminated following the seventh count, which saw finish him with 1,146 votes, compared to Rose Brennan’s 1,156.

However, shortly afterwards, Mr Fitzgerald called for a full recount.

The count has been adjourned for 30 minutes at which point the recount will begin.

12.35PM

There are just six votes separating Cllr Patrick C Fitzgerald (1,144) and Cllr Rose Brennan (1,138) following Count 6 in Adare/Rathkeale. Stephen Keary’s surplus of 38 votes is now being distrbuted.

12PM

No candidate has been elected following Count 5 in Adare/Rathkeale. James Cavanagh (FF) has been eliminated and his 891 votes are now being distributed.

11:30AM

No candidate has been elected following Count 4 in Adare/Rathkeale. Seamus Sheahan (FF) has been eliminated and his 772 votes are now being distributed.

10.55AM

Stephen Keary (FG) has been elected following the third count in the Adare/Rathkeale electoral area. Kathleen Enright (AAA) has been eliminated and her 397 votes are now being distributed.

With 37 of the 40 seats now filled on Limerick city and county council, the state of the parties is FF-11; FG-12; SF-5; Lab-3; AAA-3; Ind-3

10am

No candidate elected following Count 2 in Adare/Rathkeale, Tom Neville’s surplus (111) is now being distributed.

9.30am

With 36 of the 40 seats filled on the new council in Limerick, the state of the parties is FF-11; FG-11; SF-5; Lab-3; AAA-3; Ind-3

Day 3 of the #LimerickCount is due to begin at 9am when the count for Adare/Rathkeale resumes.

 

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