Sinn Féin outgoing Cllr Toireasa Ferris has been elected on the fourth count of the Tralee Local Electoral Area, taking the second seat – Norma Foley of Fianna Fáil took the first seat this morning.
The candidate with the lowest number of votes, Independent Ted Cronin was eliminated – his 225 votes will now be distributed among the remaining 11 candidates.
Results of count 4 from the Tralee Local Electoral Area (the distribution of Bec Fahy’s 184 votes)
Ted Cronin (Independent) +12 225
Pa Daly (Sinn Féin) +11 1,167
Toireasa Ferris (Sinn Féin) +36 1,636
Jim Finucane (Fine Gael) +6 1,257
Mary Fitzgibbon (Aontú) +2 338
Cathal Foley (Sinn Féin) +5 674
Anne-Marie Fuller (Green Party) +45 753
Sam Locke (Independent) +11 862
Dr Bridget O’Brien (Fine Gael) +4 647
Terry O’Brien (Labour Party) +17 1,568
Mikey Sheehy (Fianna Fáil) +5 1,318
Ben Slimm (Labour) +11 443
Johnnie Wall (Fianna Fáil) +3 458
Cllr Ferris was initially co-opted to the Tralee area of Kerry County Council in 2003 to replace her father Martin due to the dual-mandate. She was then elected to the council the following year, and has retained her seat since.
She was co-opted onto Tralee Town Council in 2008 and elected the following year, but stepped down in 2012.
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