ELECTIONS 2019: AT A GLANCE | The 18 members of Longford County Council as they were elected

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All 18 seats have been filled on Longford County Council.

The candidates elected are;
Joe Flaherty (Fianna Fáil) - Longford Municipal District 1st Count
Turlough Pott McGovern (Independent) - Granard Municipal District 1st Count
Micheál Carrigy (Fine Gael) - Granard Municipal District 1st Count
Paul Ross (Fine Gael) - Ballymahon Municipal District 1st Count
Mark Casey (Independent) - Ballymahon Municipal District 1st Count
Peggy Nolan (Fine Gael) - Longford Municipal District 8th Count
Gerry Warnock (Independent) - Longford Municipal District 9th & Final Count
John Browne (Fine Gael) - Longford Municipal District 9th & Final Count
Gerry Hagan (Fine Gael) - Longford Municipal District 9th & Final Count
Seamus Butler (Fianna Fáil) - Longford Municipal District 9th & Final Count, without reaching the quota
Martin Monaghan (Fianna Fáil) - Longford Municipal District 9th & Final Count, without reaching the quota
Paraic Brady (Fine Gael) - Granard Municipal District 7th Count
Garry Murtagh (Fine Gael) - Granard Municipal District 9th & Final Count
PJ Reilly (Fianna Fáil) - Granard Municipal District 9th & Final Count, without reaching the quota
Mick Cahill (Fianna Fáil) - Ballymahon Municipal District 8th & Final count
Colm Murray (Fine Gael) - Ballymahon Municipal District 8th & Final count, without reaching the quota
Pat O'Toole (Fianna Fáil) - Ballymahon Municipal District 8th & Final count, without reaching the quota
Gerard Farrell (Fine Gael) Ballymahon Municipal District 8th & Final count, without reaching the quota

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LONGFORD MUNICIPAL DISTRICT - All 7 seats filled

Joe Flaherty (Fianna Fáil) 
Peggy Nolan (Fine Gael) 
Gerry Warnock (Independent) 
John Browne (Fine Gael) 
Gerry Hagan (Fine Gael)
Seamus Butler (Fianna Fáil) 
Martin Monaghan (Fianna Fáil) 

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GRANARD MUNICIPAL DISTRICT - All 5 seats filled

Turlough Pott McGovern (Independent) 
Micheál Carrigy (Fine Gael) 
Paraic Brady (Fine Gael) 
Garry Murtagh (Fine Gael) 
PJ Reilly (Fianna Fáil) 

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BALLYMAHON MUNICIPAL DISTRICT - All 6 seats filled

Paul Ross (Fine Gael) 
Mark Casey (Independent)
Mick Cahill (Fianna Fáil)
Colm Murray (Fine Gael)
Pat O'Toole (Fianna Fáil)
Gerard Farrell (Fine Gael)


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LONGFORD MUNICIPAL DISTRICT COUNT

Fianna Fáil's Cllr Joe Flaherty, a first-time local election candidate, who is also his party's general election candidate in county Longford, became the first person elected to Longford County Council after he topped the poll with an impressive 1,053 first preferences, and comfortably exceeded the 838 quota.

Shortly before 6.30pm, Longford Returning Officer Nora O'Farrell declared the result of the first count for the Longford Municipal District area much to the relief of those gathered in St Mary's Community Centre in Edgeworthstown.

Longford has the distinction of being the second last of all the counties to make a first count declaration in the local elections. 

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FIRST COUNT:

Longford Municipal District 
Electorate: 12,356
Invalid poll: 112
Valid poll: 6701
Quota: 838

Adejinmi Uruemu (FF) 248
Breaden George (Ind) 14
Browne John (FG) 692
Butler Seamus (FF) 656
Cooney Gerard (FG) 133
Flaherty Joe (FF) 1053
Gallagher Seamus (Ind) 156
Hagan Gerry (FG) 730
Keown Tena (SF) 356
Monaghan Martin (FF) 576
Nolan Peggy (FG) 741
O'Reilly Julia (Ind) 28
Reilly Tony (Ind) 89
Sexton Mae (Ind) 474
Smyth Barbara (PBP) 96
Warnock Gerry (Ind) 659

Joe Flaherty elected on first count. Now redistributing Mr Flaherty's surplus 215 votes

Watch the moment Mr Flaherty was elected:

SECOND COUNT: 

Distribution of Joe Flaherty's 215 votes surplus 

Adejinmi Uruemu (FF) +17 265
Breaden George (Ind) +1 15
Browne John (FG) +14 706 
Butler Seamus (FF) +44 700
Cooney Gerard (FG) +4 137
Gallagher Seamus (Ind) +5 161
Hagan Gerry (FG) +18 748
Keown Tena (SF) +13 369
Monaghan Martin (FF) +33 609
Nolan Peggy (FG) +22 763
O'Reilly Julia (Ind) +1 29
Reilly Tony (Ind) +2 91
Sexton Mae (Ind) +10 484
Smyth Barbara (PBP) +1 97
Warnock Gerry (Ind) +30 689

Independents George Breaden and Julia O'Reilly eliminated and their votes will be distributed in Count Three.

COUNT THREE:

Distribution of the votes of George Breaden (15) & Julia O'Reilly (29)

Adejinmi Uruemu (FF) +3 268
Browne John (FG) +1 707
Butler Seamus (FF) +2 702
Cooney Gerard (FG) +1 138
Gallagher Seamus (Ind) +2 163
Hagan Gerry (FG) +1 749
Keown Tena (SF) +14 383
Monaghan Martin (FF) +4 613
Nolan Peggy (FG) +2 765
Reilly Tony (Ind) +1 92
Sexton Mae (Ind) +0 484
Smyth Barbara (PBP) +2 99
Warnock Gerry (Ind) +4 693

No candidates reached the quota during the third count. Tony Reilly (Independent) has been eliminated.

COUNT FOUR:

Distribution of Independent Tony Reilly's 92 votes

Adejinmi, Uruemu (FF) +1 269
Browne, John (FG) +5 712
Butler, Seamus (FF) +3 705
Cooney, Gerard (FG) +9 147
Gallagher, Seamus (Ind) +11 174
Hagan, Gerry (FG) +4 753
Keown, Tena (SF) +7 390
Monaghan, Martin (FF) +14 627
Nolan, Peggy (FG) +11 776
Sexton, Mae (Ind) +4 488
Smyth, Barbara (PBP) +7 106
Warnock, Gerry (Ind) +8 701

Solidarity People Before Profit candidate Barbara Smyth has been eliminated and her 106 votes will be distributed in Count Five.

COUNT FIVE:

Distribution of Solidarity People Before Profit candidate Barbara Smyth's 106 votes

Adejnmi Uruemu (FF) +10 279
Browne, John (FG) +3 715
Butler, Seamus (FF) +3 708
Cooney, Gerard (FG) +2 149
Gallagher, Seamus (Ind) +10 184
Hagan, Gerry (FG) +2 755
Keown, Tena (SF) +21 411
Monaghan, Martin (FF) +7 634
Nolan, Peggy (FG) +3 779
Sexton, Mae (Ind) +5 493
Warnock, Gerry (Ind) +21 722

Fine Gael's Gerry Cooney eliminated and his 149 votes to be distributed among the remaining ten candidates in Count Six.

COUNT SIX:

Distribution of Fine Gael's Gerry Cooney's 149 votes

Adejinmi Uruemu (FF) +5 284
Browne, John (FG) +31 746
Butler, Seamus (FF) +10 718
Gallagher, Seamus (Ind) +17 201
Hagan, Gerry (FG) +33 788
Keown, Tena (SF) +0 411
Monaghan, Martin (FF) +11 645
Nolan, Peggy (FG) +17 796
Sexton, Mae (Ind) +3 496
Warnock, Gerry (Ind) +14 736

Independent Seamus Gallagher eliminated and his 201 votes to be distributed among remaining nine candidates. 

COUNT SEVEN:

Distribution of Independent Seamus Gallagher's 201 votes

Adejinmi Uruemu (FF) +8 292
Browne, John (FG) +21 767
Butler, Seamus (FF) +19 737
Hagan, Gerry (FG) +36 824
Keown, Tena (SF) +7 418
Monaghan, Martin (FF) +50 695
Nolan, Peggy (FG) +12 808
Sexton, Mae (Ind) +14 510
Warnock, Gerry (Ind) +20 756

Fianna Fáil's Uruemu Adejinmi eliminated and her 292 votes will be distributed among the remaining eight candidates and there are six seats remaining to be filled.

COUNT EIGHT:

Distribution of Fianna Fáil's Uruemu Adejinmi's 292 votes

Browne, John (FG) +46 813
Butler, Seamus (FF) +42 779
Hagan, Gerry (FG) +9 833
Keown, Tena (SF) +19 437
Monaghan, Martin (FF) +41 736
Nolan, Peggy (FG) +33 841
Sexton, Mae (Ind) +18 528
Warnock, Gerry (Ind) +22 778

Fine Gael's Peggy Nolan elected since her 841 votes surpassed the 838 quota

Sinn Féin's Tena Keown eliminated with her 437 votes to be distributed in Count Nine

COUNT NINE:

Distribution of the 437 votes of Sinn Féin candidate Tena Keown 

Browne, John (FG) +41 854
Butler, Seamus (FF) +13 792
Hagan, Gerry (FG) +9 842
Monaghan, Martin (FF) +45 781
Sexton, Mae (Ind) +58 586
Warnock, Gerry (Ind) +121 899

Gerry Warnock (Independent), John Browne (Fine Gael), Gerry Hagan (Fine Gael), Seamus Butler (Fianna Fáil) and Martin Monaghan (Fianna Fáil) all elected

Warnock 899, Browne 854 and Hagan 842 all exceeded the quota of 838, while Butler 792 and Monaghan 781 were declared elected without reaching the quota

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GRANARD MUNICIPAL DISTRICT

There were scenes of jubilation in the Edgeworthstown count centre tonight as Independent Turlough Pott McGovern and Fine Gael's Micheál Carrigy exceeded the quota of 1,099 and were both deemed elected on the first count for the area.

The announcement was made just before midnight by Longford Returning Officer Nora O'Farrell who took to the podium to declare the result.

FIRST COUNT:

Granard Municipal District

Electorate: 10,032
Invalid poll: 104
Valid poll: 6,593
Quota: 1,099

Brady Paraic (FG) 867
Carrigy Micheál (FG) 1183
Connell Victor (FF) 266
Duffy Amanda (FF) 298
Kearney Grace (Ind) 291
Kilbride Frank (FG) 280
Maguire Mark (SF) 360
McGovern Turlough (Ind) 1280
Murphy Joe (FF) 390
Murtagh Garry (FG) 730
Reilly PJ (FF) 648

Turlough McGovern and Micheál Carrigy deemed elected on the first count. The count for Granard MD has been adjourned until tomorrow (Monday, May 27) at 9.30am.

COUNT TWO:

The distribution of Independent Turlough Pott McGovern's surplus of 181 votes

Brady Paraic (FG) +14 881
Connell, Victor (FF) +8 274
Duffy, Amanda (FF) +6 304
Kearney, Grace (Ind) +40 331
Kilbride, Frank (FG) +17 297
Maguire, Mark (SF) +10 370
Murphy, Joe (FF) +7 397
Murtagh, Garry (FG) +17 747
Reilly, PJ (FF) +62 710

Count Three will see the distribution of Fine Gael candidate Micheál Carrigy's 84 surplus votes 

COUNT THREE:

The distribution of Fine Gael candidate Micheál Carrigy's 84 surplus votes

Brady, Paraic (FG) +18 899
Connell, Victor (FF) + 15 289
Duffy, Amanda (FF) +2 306
Kearney, Grace (Ind) +7 338
Kilbride, Frank (FG) +10 307
Maguire, Mark (SF) +3 373
Murphy, Joe (FF) +2 399
Murtagh, Garry (FG) +17 764
Reilly, PJ (FF) +10 720

Fianna Fáil's Victor Connell eliminated and his 289 votes will be distributed in Count Four

COUNT FOUR: 

Distribution of the 289 votes of Fianna Fáil's Victor Connell

Brady Paraic (FG) +44 943
Duffy Amanda (FF) +66 372
Kearney Grace (Ind) +21 359
Kilbride Frank (Ind) +27 334
Maguire Mark (SF) +14 387
Murphy Joe (FF) +13 412
Murtagh Garry (FG) +39 803
Reilly PJ (FF) +40 760

Fine Gael's Frank Kilbride eliminated and his 334 votes will be distributed in Count Five

COUNT FIVE: 

Distribution of the 334 votes of Fine Gael's Frank Kilbride

Brady Paraic, (FG) +82 1025
Duffy Amanda, (FF) +14 386
Kearney Grace, (Ind) +24 383
Maguire Mark, (SF) +33 420
Murphy Joe, (FF) +12 424
Murtagh Garry, (FG) +73 876
Reilly PJ, (FF) +56 816

Independent candidate Grace Kearney is eliminated and her 383 votes will be distribute in Count Six

COUNT SIX: 

Distribution of the 383 votes of Independent candidate Grace Kearney

Brady Paraic, (FG) +28 1,053
Duffy Amanda, (FF) +35 421
Maguire Mark, (SF) +36 456
Murphy Joe, (FF) +28 452
Murtagh Garry, (FG) +36 912
Reilly PJ, (FF) +141 957

Fianna Fáil candidate Amanda Duffy eliminated and her 421 votes will be distributed in Count Seven

COUNT SEVEN: 

Distribution of the 421 votes of Fianna Fáil candidate Amanda Duffy among five remaining candidates and three seats to be filled

Brady, Paraic (FG) +182 1,235
Maguire, Mark (SF) +30 486
Murphy, Joe (FF) +72 924
Murtagh, Garry (FG) +30 942
Reilly PJ (FF) +51 1,008

Fine Gael's Paraic Brady was elected and his 136 surplus votes to be distributed in Count Eight

COUNT EIGHT: 

Distribution of the 136 surplus votes of Fine Gael's Paraic Brady among four remaining candidates and two seats to be filled

Maguire, Mark (SF) +28, 514
Murphy, Joe (FF) +41, 565
Murtagh, Garry (FG), +38, 980
Reilly, PJ (FF) +21, 1029

Sinn Féin's Mark Maguire eliminated, with his 514 votes to be distributed during Count Nine 

COUNT NINE: 

The distribution of Mark Maguire's votes. 

Murphy Joe (FF) +143, 708
Murtagh, Garry (FG) +143, 1123
Reilly, PJ (FF) +41, 1070

As Fine Gael's Garry Murtagh reached the quota he was deemed elected, whilst PJ Reilly (FF) was also elected without reaching the quota

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Ballymahon Municipal District

It may well have been the last municipal district to declare a first count result across the country, but the wait was worth it  for Fine Gael's Paul Ross who emphatically topped the poll with 1,217 first preferences, exceeding the 949 quota by 268 votes.

The declaration also brought sweet music to the ears of Lanesboro Independent Mark Casey as he too was elected after he secured 995 first preference votes.

COUNT ONE:

Electorate: 11, 204
Total Poll: 6,732
Valid Poll: 6,638
Spoiled votes: 94
Quota: 949

Cahill, Mick (FF) 747
Casey, Mark (Ind) 995
Duffy, Brigid (FF) 501
Farrell, Gerard (FG) 622
Kenny, John (FF) 419
McMonagle, Charlie (Ind) 181
Moran, Tony (Ind) 325
Murray, Colm (FG) 633
O'Toole, Pat (FF) 669
Ross, Paul (FG) 1,217
Ryan, Geraldine (SF) 196
Walsh PJ (Ind) 133

Paul Ross (Fine Gael) and Mark Casey (Independent) elected on the first count

The 268 surplus of Fine Gael's Paul Ross to be distributed in Count Two

COUNT TWO:

Distribution of the 268 surplus of Fine Gael's Paul Ross

Cahill Mick (FF) +61 808
Duffy Brigid (FF) +53 554
Farrell Gerard (FG) +30 652
Kenny John (FF) +8 427
McMonagle Charlie (Ind) +5 186
Moran Tony (Ind) +6 331
Murray Colm (FG) +72 705
O'Toole Pat (FF) +20 689
Ryan Geraldine (SF) +8 204
Walsh PJ (Ind) +5 138

Independent candidate PJ Walsh eliminated and his 138 votes will be distributed in Count Three

COUNT THREE:

Distribution of the 138 votes of Independent PJ Walsh

Cahill, Mick (FF) +18 826
Duffy, Brigid (FF) +2 556
Farrell, Gerard (FG) +5 657
Kenny, John (FF) +4 431
McMonagle, Charlie (Ind) +20 206
Moran, Tony (Ind) +19 350
Murray, Colm (FG) +8 713
O'Toole, Pat (FF) +38 727
Ryan, Geraldine (SF) +7 211

The 46 surplus votes of Independent Mark Casey are to be distributed

COUNT FOUR:

Distribution of the 46 surplus votes of Independent Mark Casey

Cahill, Mick (FF) +5 831
Duffy, Brigid (FF) +2 558
Farrell, Gerard (FG) +18 675
Kenny, John (FF) +7 438
McMonagle, Charlie (Ind) +3 209
Moran, Tony (Ind) +3 353
Murray, Colm (FG) +5 718
O'Toole, Pat (FF) +1 728
Ryan, Geraldine (SF) +2 213

Independent Charlie McMonagle eliminated and his 209 votes will be distributed during Count Five

COUNT FIVE:

Distribution of 209 votes of Independent Charlie McMonagle between eight candidates and four seats remaining to be filled

Cahill, Mick (FF) +25, 856
Duffy, Brigid (FF) +4, 562
Farrell, Gerard (FG) +12, 687
Kenny, John (FF) +4, 442
Moran, Tony (Ind) +52, 405
Murray, Colm (FG) +22, 740
O'Toole, Pat (FF) +44, 772
Ryan, Geraldine (SF) +11, 224

Sinn Féin's Geraldine Ryan excluded, with her 224 votes to be distributed in Count Six

COUNT SIX: 

The distribution of Geraldine Ryan's 224 votes

Cahill, Mick (FF) +18, 874
Duffy, Brigid (FF) +18, 580
Farrell, Gerard (FG) +5, 692
Kenny, John (FF) +6, 448
Moran, Tony (Ind) +43, 448
Murray, Colm (FG) +10, 750
O'Toole, Pat (FF) +24, 796

John Kenny (FF) and Tony Moran (Ind) were tied with 448 votes each, but as John Kenny received more first preference votes, Tony Moran was eliminated.

RECOUNT:

A recount was then sought by Mr Moran, before an outcome was reached at 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 28, with Moran subsequently eliminated from the race. Returning Officer Nora O'Farrell said she was satisfied no errors which would have affected the outcome of the elections were made. 

Returning officer O'Farrell noted two alterations to be made, the first of which was the number of invalid ballot papers, which was increased by one to 95. An alteration was also made to Cahill, Mick's total, with his total downgraded by one vote to 873. 

Cahill, Mick (FF) -1, 873
Duffy, Brigid (FF), 580
Farrell, Gerard (FG), 692
Kenny, John (FF), 448
Moran, Tony (Ind), 448 (Eliminated)
Murray, Colm (FG), 750
O'Toole, Pat (FF) , 796

448 votes of eliminated Independent Tony Moran to be distributed in Count Seven

COUNT SEVEN:

The distribution of Tony Moran’s 448 votes

Cahill, Mick (FF) +65, 938
Duffy, Brigid (FF) +13, 593
Farrell, Gerard (FG) +23, 715
Kenny, John (FF) +51, 499 
Murray, Colm (FG)+109, 859
O’Toole, Pat, (FF) +53, 849

Fianna Fáil's John Kenny excluded with his 499 votes to be distributed during Count Eight

COUNT 8:

Distribution of John Kenny's 499 votes 

Cahill Mick (FF) +86 1024
Duffy Brigid (FF) +47 640
Farrell Gerard (FG) +152 867
Murray Colm (FG) +69 927
O'Toole Pat (FF) +46 895

Mick Cahill (FF) elected as he exceeded the 949 quota, while Colm Murray (Fine Gael), Pat O'Toole (Fianna Fáil) and Gerard Farrell (Fine Gael) were elected without reaching the quota