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Implications arising from the ‘Count Afresh’ in the Listowel Municipal District have been described as “a recipe for disaster”.

Senior Counsel Joe Revington said there are many aspects to consider, as any reduction in votes deemed valid after the count afresh could alter the quota – which in itself would have consequences.

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Plus, as the “sanctity of ballot papers” may no longer apply, Mr Revington says further ‘counts afresh’ cannot be ruled out.