Fidelis Doherty’s surplus votes will decide last seat in the south

Sean Keane

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Sean Keane

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As a result of the seventh count in the South, it seems that Fianna Fail will probably get three seats. Fidelis Doherty was elected with 1,474 votes and her surplus is now crucial as there are just five votes between the last remaining Fine Gel candidate, Johhny Maher and the next highest Fianna Fail candidate, Cllr Cora Long.

As a result of the seventh count in the South, it seems that Fianna Fail will probably get three seats. Fidelis Doherty was elected with 1,474 votes and her surplus is now crucial as there are just five votes between the last remaining Fine Gel candidate, Johhny Maher and the next highest Fianna Fail candidate, Cllr Cora Long.

If Maher got ahead of Cllr Long he might sneak ahead of the remaiming FF cndidate in the race, Ger Frisby and take the seat. That’s because geographically, Johhny Maher is close to Cllr Long (neighbouring parishes) and her votes, if she is eleiminated might just give Maher the seat. However it seems more likely that Frisby will take the seat.

Aylward Eamon (FF) + 51 = 1,256

Breathnach, Tomas (Lab) +34 = 1,183

Doherty, Fidelis (FG) + 416 = 1,474

Frisby, Ger (FF) 7+31 = 891

Long, Cora (FF) + 17 = 812

Maher, John (FG) + 36 = 807