Michael D Higgins tops presidential vote in Limerick

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Michael D Higgins has topped the poll in the presidential election in both the Limerick city and Limerick constituencies.

Michael D Higgins has topped the poll in the presidential election in both the Limerick city and Limerick constituencies.

The Labour candidate secured an impressive 16,395(49.28%) first preference votes in Limerick city. Sean Gallagher secured 7,643(22.24%) and Martin McGuinness secured 4,150(12.07%).

The overall turnout in Limerick city was 34,725, which represents 52.28% of the electorate.

Meanwhile, in the Limerick constituency Michael D Higgins secured 14,134(38.7%) first preference votes. Sean Gallagher netted 12,238 (33.5%) and Martin McGuinness secured 3,854(10.55%)

The turnout in the Limerick constituency was 36,876(55.58%)

LIMERICK CITY CONSTITUENCY - COUNT 1

Higgins, Michael D 16,935

Gallagher, Sean 7,643

McGuinness, Martin 4,150

Norris, David 2,065

Mitchell, Gay 1,917

Scallon, Dana Rosmary 1,004

Davis, Mary 648

LIMERICK CONSTITUENCY - COUNT 1

Higgins, Michael D 14,134

Gallagher, Sean 12,238

McGuinness, Martin 3,854

Mitchell, Gay 2,864

Norris, David 1,369

Scallon, Dana Rosmary 1,239

Davis, Mary 819