Moate LEA: Farrell set to be elected on next count

The second count in the Moate area, which involved the redistribution of votes for Independent Searlait Cabdi Ní Chianáin and Sinn Fein’s Peter Judge, is in:

Damien Clear (Fine Gael): 644 (+37)

Brian Crum (Fianna Fáil): 872 (+20)

Thomas Farrell (Fine Gael): 1,588 (+21)

Vinny McCormack (Fianna Fáil): 1,332 (+19)

Liam McDaniel (Fianna Fáil): 1,363 (+34)

Michael O’Brien (Non-Party): 1,199 (+126)

Johnnie Penrose (Labour Party): 1,340 (+78)

No candidate has reached the quota of 1,696 on the second count, so Fine Gael’s Damien Clear is now being eliminated and his 644 votes are to be redistributed.

Walderstown’s Tom Farrell looks certain to be elected on the next count.

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