WATCH: 'Up the Republic' - Brian Stanley chants as he is elected in Laois-Offaly

Brian Stanley chanted 'Up the Republic' with a Martin McGuinness pin on his lapel as he was deemed elected on the first count in Laois-Offaly.

He received 16,654 first preference votes, well in excess of the 11,571 quota. Barry Cowen was a remote second on 8,677 votes. 

Read his reaction to being elected HERE.

Keep up to date with the count as it progresses HERE.

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