O’Neill set for Senate seat

FINE Gael councillor Pat O’Neill, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny is certain to be elected to the Senate.

FINE Gael councillor Pat O’Neill, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny is certain to be elected to the Senate.

After 15 counts he is on 59.9 votes and the quota is at 88 votes. His election will leave a vacancy on Kilkenny County Council which will be filled following a convention of Fine Gael party members in the Thomastown electoral area.