Leahy leads the way in Birr Electoral Area

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

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Independent John Leahy had over 1,000 votes to spare as he was elected on the first count in the Birr Electoral Area for Offaly County Council.

Independent John Leahy had over 1,000 votes to spare as he was elected on the first count in the Birr Electoral Area for Offaly County Council.

The Kilcormac native received 2,686 first preference votes, just over 23%, on his way to claiming his seat on Offaly County Council.

Fianna Fail received over 31% of the vote in the Birr Area and that was enough to see two of their three candidates returned, Peter Ormond and Eamon Dooley.

Sinn Fein’s Carol Nolan received exactly 10% of the vote which, with transfers, was enough to see her elected on the fifth count.

Also elected on the fifth count was Fine Gael’s John Clendennen who received 369 votes after the elimination of his party colleague Denis Shiels. In total Fine Gael’s share of the vote in the Birr Electoral Area was just over 22%.

A second Independent, John Carroll, was elected on the sixth count with Independent candidates receiving over 36% of total first preference votes.

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1st Preference Votes

John Leahy (NP) 2,686

Peter Ormond (FF) 1,598

John Clendennen (FG) 1,209

Carol Nolan (SF) 1,166

Eamon Dooely (FF) 1,156

John Carroll (NP) 1,056

Michael Loughnane (FF) 887

Denis Shiels (FG) 736

Pat Phelan (FG) 651

Teresa Ryan-Feehan (NP) 509

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Share of the vote

Ind – 36.5%

FF – 31.2%

FG – 22.3%

SF - 10%

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Elected Candidates

John Leahy

Peter Ormond

John Clendennen

Carol Nolan

John Carroll

Eamon Dooley

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To view the full round by round counts click here to go to the Offaly County Council website by clicking here