Kerry County Council considering Dan Kiely Supreme Court judgement

Kerry County Council says it is considering the decision of the Supreme Court yesterday to order a full recount of votes in last year’s local election in the Listowel Electoral Area. Kerry County Council entrance The Supreme Court yesterday upheld a legal challenge of the outcome of the vote in which Independent candidate Dan Kiely lost out on the final seat in the seven-seater by just two votes. The core issue in the case was whether a 3-4-5 marked on a ballot paper, in the absence of any marking of a number ‘1’ preference, can be deemed a valid vote in an election. Kerry County Council described the ruling as lengthy, detailed and complex. It says following receipt of the judgements the council will consider them with their legal advisors. Kerry County Council will issue further comment having considered the rulings.