Count 5 underway – three seats remain to be filled in Kerry

Three seats remain to be filled in the Kerry constituency following count 4. count4 That count consisted of the distribution of 663 votes following the elimination of independent candidates Henry Gaynor and Kevin Murphy. The first two seats were filled by Kilgarvan brothers Michael and Danny Healy-Rae. The quota is 13,213. The turnout in the new five seat constituency was 70.7 % Following count four the remainder of the candidates stand as follows: After count two here is how the field stands…. 1. Brendan Griffin FG– 10,608 (+88) 2. Martin Ferris SF – 10,321 (+107) 3. John Brassil FF – 8,764 (+45) 4. Jimmy Deenihan FG– 6,901 (+29) 5. Arthur Spring LAB- 5,067 (+31) 6. Norma Moriarty FF– 5,032 (+20) 7. Michael Pixie O’Gorman IND– 1,487 (+107) 8. Brian Finucane PBP/AAA – 1,129 (+71) 9. Michael Fitzgerald GP– 1,085 (+26) 10. Grace O’Donnell FG – 836 (+9) 11. Donal Corcoran RENUA-801 (+21) 12. Mary Fitzgibbon IND – 752 (+45) Returning Officer Padraig Burke has now announced he will eliminate Mary Fitzgibbon and this will make up count 5. 752 votes are to be distributed.