MacSharry 2,000 plus ahead as O'Keefe eliminated

Count 7 Sligo Leitrim

MacSharry 2,000 plus ahead as O'Keefe eliminated

With the quota set at 12,468, Marc MacSharry remained more 2,000 votes ahead of the pack, the seventh count resulted in the elimination of high profile labour Senator Susan O’Keefe, another one of the Oireachtas members who sat on the Banking Enquiry to lose out heavily.

O’Keefe’s 2,192 votes were to be distributed and would play an important role in getting the count closer to a final result, but several more counts will be required.

Seventh Count details as follows:

Marc MacSharry FF 8,856 (+18) 8,874 (+19) 8,893 (+143) 9,036 (+86) 9,122 (+325) 9,447 (102) 9,549

Gerry Reynolds FG 6,672 (+30) 6,702 (+40) 6,742 (+55) 6,797 (+83) 7,027 (+27) 7,054

Tony McLoughlin FG 6,172 (+32) 6,204 (+33) 6,237 (+101) 6,338 (+33) 6,371 (+69) 6,440 (+45) 6,485

Martin Kenny SF 6,356 (+63) 6,419 (+20) 6,437 (+34) 6,473 (+214) 6,687 (+94) 6,781 (+207) 6,988

Eamonn Scanlon FF 5,874 (+25) 5,899 (+8) 5,907 (+54) 5,961 (+33) 5,994 (+132) 6,126 (+53) 6,179

Paddy O’Rourke (FF) 5,447 (+27) 5,474 (+12) 5,486 (+25) 5,511 (+147) 6,944 (+141) 5,799 (+20) 5,819

Chris MacManus SF 4,747 (+39) 4,786 (+23) 4,809 (+28) 4,837 (+28) 4,865 (+44) 4,909 (+285) 5,194

John Perry FG 4,403 (+10) 4,413 (+18) 4,431 (+35) 4,466 (+21) 4,487 (+46) 4,533 (+33) 4,566

Declan Bree IND 3, 250 (+32) 3,282 (+65) 3,347 (+52) 3,399 (+55) 3,454 (+93) 3,547 (+618) 4,165

Marie Casserly IND 2,726 (+37) 2,763 (+60) 3,347 (+122) 2,945 (+122) 3,067 (+187) 3,254 (+443) 3,697

Susan O’Keeffe LAB 1,829 (+14) 1,843 (+143) 1,986 (+50) 2,036 (+24) 2,060 (+36) 2,096 (+96) 2,192 (excl after 7th count)

Nigel Gallagher PBP 1,768 (+35) 1,803 (+87) 1,890 (+60) 1,950 (+64) 2,014 (+60) 2,074 (Gallagher excluded after 6th count)

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)