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