5th count result sees MacSharry move closer to quota

Sligo Leitrim 5th count

5th count result sees MacSharry move closer to quota

Counting resumes at the Clarion Hotel - 5th count in after 40 minutes

A long day anticipated at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo. Counting resumed at 9am.

On reflection it looks like FG will hold two seats.

It looks like no candidate will be elected until mid afternoon and there is speculation that most of the candidates to be elected will not reach the quota, perhaps with the exception of Marc MacSharry.

It looks like Paddy O’Rourke’s votes, when distributed would elect Marc MacSharry, but there are a lot of votes to count before that happens.

The counters flew through the fifth count, the distribution of Des Guckian’s votes, and the fifth count, delivered at 9.40am by returning Officer Padraig O’Grady is as follows:

Marc MacSharry FF 8,856 (+18) 8,874 (+19) 8,893 (+143) 9,036 (+86) 9,122

Gerry Reynolds FG 6,672 (+30) 6,702 (+40) 6,742 (+55) 6,797

Tony McLoughlin FG 6,172 (+32) 6,204 (+33) 6,237 (+101) 6,338 (+33) 6,371

Martin Kenny SF 6,356 (+63) 6,419 (+20) 6,437 (+34) 6,473 (+214) 6,687

Eamonn Scanlon FF 5,874 (+25) 5,899 (+8) 5,907 (+54) 5,961 (+33) 5,994

Paddy O’Rourke (FF) 5,447 (+27) 5,474 (+12) 5,486 (+25) 5,511 (+147) 6,944

Chris MacManus SF 4,747 (+39) 4,786 (+23) 4,809 (+28) 4,837 (+28) 4,865

John Perry FG 4,403 (+10) 4,413 (+18) 4,431 (+35) 4,466 (+21) 4,487

Declan Bree IND 3, 250 (+32) 3,282 (+65) 3,347 (+52) 3,399 (+55) 3,454

Marie Casserly IND 2,726 (+37) 2,763 (+60) 3,347 (+122) 2,945 (+122) 3,067

Susan O’Keeffe LAB 1,829 (+14) 1,843 (+143) 1,986 (+50) 2,036 (+24) 2,060

Nigel Gallagher PBP 1,768 (+35) 1,803 (+87) 1,890 (+60) 1,950 (+64) 2,014

Bernie O’Hara IND 1,206 (+36) 1,242 (+23) 1,265 (+79) 1,344 (+126) 1,470 (excl after 5th count)

Des Guckian IND 1,060 (+38) 1,098 (+20) 1,118 (+36) 1,154 (excl of Guckian after 4th count)

Finbar Filan Renua 881 (+6) 887 (+26) 913 (excl after 3rd count)

Leslie O’Hora GP 603 (+16) 619 (excl after 2nd count)

Eamonn Murray IND 356 (excl after 1st count)

Bernard Sweeney IND 129 ((excl after 1st count)