Action at the count
Sitting Fine Gael TD Pat Deering has just been eliminated on the seventh count of the Carlow-Kilkenny General Election.
Transfers were not enough to save the Carlow-based TD's seat. There is now a serious battle on for the three remaining streets, with four candidates very much in the running.
Fianna Fail's Jennifer Murnane O' Connor picked up a further 428 on this count, taking her to 10,761. The Green Party's Malcolm Noonan got 2,095, bringing his total to 9,408. Fine Gael's John Paul Phelan received 119, and now has 9,548. Fianna Fail's Bobby Aylward is on 8,819.
No candidate reached the quota on this count.
There are three seats left and four candidates -
Bobby Aylward FF - 8819
Jennifer Murnane O'Connor FF - 10,761
Malcolm Noonan Green - 9408
John Paul Phelan FG - 9548
The ballot papers of FG's Pat Deering are now being distributed.