Fine Gael’s Sean Kelly looks set to top the poll and be re-elected as an MEP in Ireland South

Fine Gael’s Sean Kelly looks set to top the poll and be re-elected as an MEP in Ireland South.

The first count isn’t expected until 6pm this evening but he’s on course to win the highest number of first preference votes.

Sean Kelly, who is from Kilcummin, hopes Deirdre Clune can also hang on to secure a second seat for Fine Gael: