« BackCount ten concludes in count afresh

Count ten has concluded in the Listowel Municipal District count afresh.

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The 1,128 votes of Independent Michael O Gorman are being distributed after he was eliminated in count 9.

Only three seats of the seven are filled with John Brassil, Robert Beasley and Aoife Thornton elected.

No other candidate has reached the quota of 1,843 (down 2 on 2014).

The count afresh is taking place following a legal challenge taken by Independent candidate Dan Kiely who narrowly missed out on a seat in 2014.


The full result of count of ten is as follows:


Dianne Nolan SF – 1681(+135)

Liam Purtill FG – 1413 (+84)

Dan Kiely IND- 1408 (+223 )

Jimmy Moloney FF – 1382 (+106 )

Mike Kennelly FG – 1339 (+102 )

Pat Leahy LAB – 1232 (+98)


After count ten Dan Kiely is 6 votes down on where he was at this stage in 2014

Jimmy Moloney is down 6 and Mike Kennelly is  down 3.


In the final shake up in 2014 – just five votes separated these candidates with Kiely losing out by two votes for the final seat.


Returning Officer Charlie O’Sullivan has eliminated Pat Leahy.


His 1,232 votes are being distributed.