Count five involved the distribution of John Brassil’s surplus of what was originally believed to be 62 votes, but during the count, it was discovered among the Brassil surplus a number one for Tim Buckley of Fine Gael.
The full result of count five is as follows – 10 candidates remain and this is the distribution of Brassil’s 61 votes.
Aoife Thornton FG – 1832 (+12 )
Dianne Nolan SF – 1388 (+4 )
Liam Purtill FG – 1113 (+2)
Jimmy Moloney FF – 1081 (+21)
Dan Kiely IND- 1049 (+9 )
Michael O’Gorman IND – 987 (+2 )
Pat Leahy LAB – 915 (+ 3)
Mike Kennelly FG – 893 (+2 )
Tim Buckley FG – 881 (+ 4 John Brassil surplus plus own first preference vote that got into Brassil surplus )
Tom Walsh IND- 720 (+2 )
Non transferable – not affected
After count five Dan Kiely is 4 votes down on where he was at this stage in 2014
Jimmy Moloney is down 3 and Mike Kennelly is down 2.
In the final shake up in 2014 – just five votes separated these candidates; Moloney got the sixth seat, three votes behind him was Mike Kennelly who got the seventh and final seat. Dan Kiely was just two votes behind Kennelly.
Robert Beasley’s surplus of 16 votes is being distributed in count 6 and a result would be expected shortly.
The quota stands at 1,843 (down 2 on 2014)