Counting in Limerick City general election to resume this morning

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BREAKING: Counting in Limerick City constituency to resume this morning

Polltopper: Maurice Quinlivan

COUNTING is set to re-commence later this Monday morning at the Limerick Racecourse with the final two seats in the four-seater city constituency set to be filled.

Following a dramatic day of counting this Sunday, the returning officer, Sean Coughlan, announced the adjournment of the first day's count just before 1.30am this morning. Counting will kick off again at 10am.

Following the election of Maurice Quinlivan as polltopper, and Willie O'Dea in second place yesterday, it's anticipated Fine Gael Senator Kieran O'Donnell will follow the pair into the third seat.

Then the final seat looks set to be a battle royale between northside councillors Frankie Daly, Independent, and Brian Leddin, Green Party.

Just 184 votes separated the pair going into the seventh count, with the latest candidate to be eliminated, the former mayor James Collins's vote of 3,150 to be distributed.

The count in rural Limerick is complete, voters here returning Niall Collins, Patrick O'Donovan and, in a surprise, Independent councillor Richard O'Donoghue.

Follow the Limerick Leader's Live blog from 9.45am as we bring you all the results and analysis from the Limerick City constituency.