Poll shows Sean Kelly will top the vote the Ireland South

Kerry based FG candidate Sean Kelly is set to top the poll in Ireland South in the European Parliament elections according to a poll in today’s Irish Times.

The poll predicts that Mr Kelly will receive 18% of first preference votes, enough to have him elected on the first count.

It shows the next highest number of votes going to Sinn Fein’s Liadh Ni Riada on 14%, FF’s Billy Kelleher on 13%, FG’s Deirdre Clune and FF’s Malcolm Byrne on 10%, and Andrew Doyle from Fine Gael on 9%.

According to the Irish Times/ Ipsos MRBI poll of 1,500 voters conducted on Wednesday, Fine Gael will top the poll in all 3 European constituencies, Fianna Fail will challenge strongly to elect MEPs in each of the constituencies, while Sinn Fein will see their vote decline, but remain in the running to retain their seats.