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European Elections: Vote Counting Resumes This Morning..

Dublin: The results of the European elections in Ireland are expected to be delayed. While the counting of votes commenced yesterday, the process was temporarily halted after no candidate reached the quota. Vote counting will resume today at 9 a.m. across the three European constituencies.

Dublin Constituency

The first round of counting in the Dublin constituency began at 10:20 p.m. but concluded without any candidate reaching the required quota of 75,345 votes. The contest features 23 candidates, and the counting of votes will continue this morning for the three and four-seat positions.

‘Leading Candidates’:

Barry Andrews (Fianna Fáil): Leading with 62,147 first preference votes.
Regina Doherty (Fine Gael): Close behind with 61,344 votes.
Lynn Boylan (Sinn Féin): In third place with 35,441 votes. Sinn Féin hopes to regain a lost seat with transfers from Dáithi Doolan.
Ciaran Cuffe (Green Party): Fourth with 32,204 first preferences.
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin (Labour): Fifth with 30,733 votes, potentially benefiting from transfers from Social Democrats candidate Sinead Gibney, who received 16,319 first preference votes.

Other notable candidates include Niall Boylan (Independent Ireland), Claire Daly (Independents 4 Change), and Brid Smith (Solidarity), all hopeful for a successful outcome.

Ireland South

In the Ireland South constituency, Fine Gael’s Sean Kelly is expected to be elected on the first count. Fianna Fáil’s Billy Kelleher and independent candidate Mick McNamara are also strong contenders.


In the Midlands-North-West, independent MEP Luke Ming Flanagan is anticipated to secure the top position. Maria Walsh (Fine Gael) is expected to retain her seat, with Barry Cowan (Fianna Fáil) also in contention. Other hopefuls include Ciaran Mullally (Independent Ireland), Nina Carbery (Fine Gael), and Peadar Tóibín (Aontú).

The European elections have drawn significant attention, with key political figures and parties vying for limited seats.

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