Labour’s Ann Phelan has received a massive transfer from running mate Des Hurley and is now the front runner with 11,633 votes - ahead of John Paul Phelan (FG) on 11,579.
Labour’s transfer pact worked a treat, as she received 50% of Hurley’s second preferences.
Fianna Fails Jennifer Murnane O’Connor has now been eliminated, and her transfers are expected to go to Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness.
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