SF’s Melissa O’Neill and Pat Dunphy (FG) elected in South

Melissa O'Neill, Sinn Fein pictured at the election count centre in Kilkenny. Photo: Pat Moore.
Sinn Fein’s Melissa O’Neill and Fine Gael’s Pat Dunphy have been elected to Kilkenny County Council, Piltown electoral area on the fifth count.

Sinn Fein’s Melissa O’Neill and Fine Gael’s Pat Dunphy have been elected to Kilkenny County Council, Piltown electoral area on the fifth count.

Result of fifth count in the South Kilkenny area, distribution of John Burke (non-party) 618 votes

Aylward Eamon (FF) 1,045 + 37 = 1,197

Breathnach, Tomas (Lab) 1,051 + 66 = 1,132

Burke, John (NP) 611 ELIMINATED

Byrne, Fintan (FG) 406 ELIMINATED

Doherty, Fidelis (FG) 979 + 5 = 1,053

Dunphy, Pat (FG) 1306 + 82 = 1,392

Fennelly, Brendan (FF) 421 ELIMINATED

Frisby, Ger (FF) 773 + 15 = 855

Gaule, Paddy (FG) 583 + 5 = 681

Long, Cora (FF) 664 + 75 = 785

Maher, John (FG) 666 + 90 = 765

O’Neill, Melissa (SF) 1,301 + 123 = 1,469

Walsh, Pat (FF) 506 ELIMINATED

Staff are now transferring Melissa O’Neill’s surplus of 105 votes