WATCH: Laois-Offaly poll-topper Brian Stanley arrives at count centre

Justin Kelly


Justin Kelly


Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley has arrived at the count centre in Portlaoise after tallies revealed him as the overwhelming poll-topper in Laois-Offaly.

Stanley amassed 23.7% of first preference votes in Laois-Offaly. 

He arrived to cheering and handshakes in Portlaoise moments after the final tally was confirmed. A first count result is expected later this afternoon with Brian Stanley the only candidate likely to earn election on the first count.